Excerpt: ...generously persisted in by young Rainsfield; and, in a
short time afterwards, the two were to be seen bending their steps
to the crossing-place, which they reached about the same time that
William and his flocks slowly wended their way to the river. We
have stated, at the first mention of his name to the reader, that
Tom Rainsfield was a fine generous-minded young fellow. At the time
of his arrival at Strawberry Hill, he had just finished a long
equestrian journey, and was necessarily tired and fatigued; so that
the readiness with which he proffered his assistance to the
Fergusons was an instance of Pg 177 kindness, and an obliging
disposition, which was his general character. He was dressed in the
usual bush costume, viz, jumper, breeches and belt, riding boots,
spurs, and cabbage-tree hat; and in his frank open countenance
could at once be read the genuineness of his friendship. He was in
truth a noble fellow; high-spirited and warm-hearted; bold and
daring, though, perhaps, a little thoughtless and impetuous. His
figure, though not decidedly tall, was of a good height, light and
elegantly formed, and altogether was such as would command the
admiration of the fair sex; while the facile freedom of his speech,
the easy grace of his manners, and his gentlemanly bearing, were
sufficient to insure the respect of his fellows, and to establish,
on a lasting footing, the esteem of his friends. During their short
walk from the house the two young men had naturally fallen into
conversation, and had, even in that limited period, become mutually
attached to each other. "I overtook your brother on the road," said
Pg 178 Tom, in the continuation of a dialogue, "and, knowing it
could be none other than he, I introduced myself, and we knew one
another at once. He is a fine fellow, and just my style. If you
don't favour us much with your company at our place I promise you
you shall have enough of me at yours; for your brother and I will
be sworn friends. He tells...
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