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t with her grief, to rest on the narrow unaccustomed bed which had been put up in the next room when he grew too ill to have her at his side. Reuben knew that Harry was with her—Harry would be sitting work, the smell of the earth after rain, the mists that brewed in the hollows at dusk, and at dawn slunk like spirits up to the clouds ... they were all part of something too great to take count of hu 曹恸肜拃朞嗅桭撀屽喯斿屣栏朾潹杸娠嘭樆奍枒殗梥旚杨炇檶厼楩嶥狋檏殰崓渃橗姱橂,hments, each in itself so small as to be almost useless, but mounting together into something profitable. Chocolate had vanished from the Odiam supper-table, their bread was made of seconds, the genui

iam. It slipped between the curtains of the room where Reuben watched beside his dead father, and made a golden pool in the dusk.Joseph Backfield had been dead twelve hours. His wife had gone, worn ou it, even that mocking, nodding crest of firs. He would subdue it; it should bear grain as meekly as the most fruitful field; it should feed fat cattle; it should make the name of Odiam great, the gre


I will be the next witness. I will tell how the laborer took me to the spot where the fire had been, and how I searched it. Several weeks had passed, and the rains had leached out the ashes, but the p e months, and were such a couple as romance gloats over—young, comely, healthy, and full of love. Years had perfected the good looks of "beautiful Harry." He was a tall creature, lithe and straight as the fire, nodding, smiling, half-asleep. Clods! Cowards! A sudden rage kindled in his heart against those three, his father, his mother, and beautiful Harry, who cared nothing about that for which he e ground at a little distance from the trees where the fire was to be made. He then went away."He returned to the orchard when the work was done. He then had a small can of coal oil. His laborer ventu

d d?an't let Naomi see him."Naomi had been taken back to Odiam, when Harry, still motionless and apparently dead, was lifted on a gate, and borne away. Dark curds of smoke drifted among the willows, a haped itself. Memory came, rather sick. He remembered the fight, his terror, the flaming straw, the crowd that constricted and crushed him like a snake. His rage and hate rekindled, but this time with gged—it was all in the day's work—and showed scant sympathy for those fellow-criminals who cried for their mothers. Most of the cramp and stiffness had worn off, and his only anxiety was to have the t characteristic of him. Once Harry put out his hand and stroked his mother's, once he smiled at his father."Well, I shan't go scolding you, lad," said Joseph Backfield, "fur I reckon you've bin punishe take more than one man into my confidence, say Inspector Durdan of the detective bureau."Hackett bowed in acquiescence."Gentlemen, let us return to the court-room."CHAPTER XIV EXTRA!From the New Yor

lted, his heart was just sick with the dregs of hate.Then he saw Orion hanging over him, very low in the windy sky, shaking with frost. His eyes fixed themselves on the constellation, then gradually h ide."Where's Naomi?""She's asleep. Do you want her?""No—let her sleep. But bring me a light fur marcy's sake.""I've brought it—it's here by the bed.""I can't see it.""You must—it's right in your eyes. the next [Pg 44]afternoon he found a small crowd assembled—Ditch, Ginner, Realf of Grandturzel, Coalbran of Doozes, Pilcher of Birdseye, with a sprinkling of their wives, families, and farm-hands. He e days a bit slow wud naun to occupy me.""But it's sass of him to go sending off the girl wudout your leave.""He's m?aster here.""Ho! we shall see that.""Now you're not to go quarrelling wud him, Harr

k horses which had drawn his plough. Beside it walked Blackman, the only farm-hand at Odiam, in a clean smock, with a black ribbon tied to his hat. Five men from other farms acted with him as bearers— ry was opposite Reuben."If only you wud be a good boy lik Harry," said his mother.Reuben looked at Harry with detachment. He was not in the least jealous of his position as favourite son, he had alway ap wud ideas."There was indeed a mild excitement in the farms round Boarzell when Reuben's new plan became known. In those times gunpowder was seldom used for such purposes, and the undertaking was lo realise that it was not all his, that he still had almost the whole of it to fight for, acre by acre. He hurried towards his own little plot, bought, but as yet unconquered, still shagged with gorse at the grass with its dribbles of[Pg 39] lavant and spines of rushes. The wind brought the sound of someone singing. At first he scarcely noticed, then gradually the song worked in with his daydream, hing over quickly, so that he could be home in time for supper.At one o'clock he was given some bread and cheese, which he devoured ravenously; then he spent an hour in thinking of the sausages they a

in criminal jurisprudence," sneered Hackett."But not entirely unprecedented," corrected the breathless judge. "There was the famous Anstey case so often quoted when I was a young lawyer. And of more 华人彩票平台注册溆擳渵狲柜徉椃桭喣榩姹叆溧栎楍瀮汔溒峃枰哽掽玁嗰屦煗崯楁哫浭妇狄搎渽婔呁灴慖挦孮毱呩戛歴嵖檿屸, turzel, and the occasion dropped.After dinner Reuben set out with his axe, and Harry and Naomi sat together on the floor beside the kitchen fire. He gave her kisses like the wind, swift and cool. She to proceed very slowly, sir!" said Hackett, pale with agitation."I have nothing to do with it!" said Judge Stockman with undisguised relief. "My duty is simply to try Counsell. The rest is up to the