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see, merely a term of recognition in the gentleman's country. You
can't reasonably object to that, you know. Drive on like a sensible
man, and get your fare." And lifting his hat to Edelgard he
continued his passing by. Well, we did finally arrive at the
appointed place ? indeed, my hearers next winter will know all the
time that we must have, or why should I be reading this aloud ? ?
after being forced by the flyman to walk the last twenty minutes up
a hill which, he declared, his horse would not otherwise be able to
ascend. The sun shone its hottest while we slowly surmounted this
last obstacle ? a hard one to encounter when it is long past
dinner-time. I am aware that by English clocks it was not past it,
but what was that to me ? My watch showed that in Storchwerder, the
place our inner natures were used to, it was half-past two, a good
hour beyond the time at which they are accustomed daily to be
replenished, and no arbitrary theory, anyhow no perilously near
approach to one, will convince a man against the evidence of his
senses that he is not hungry because a foreign clock says it is not
dinner-time when it is. Panthers, we found on reaching the top of
the hill and pausing to regain our composure, is but a house here
and a house there scattered over a bleak, ungenial landscape. It
seemed an odd, high up district to use as a terminus for caravans,
and I looked down the steep, narrow lane we had just ascended and
wondered how a caravan would get up it. Afterward I found that they
never do get up it, but arrive home from the exactly opposite
direction along a fair road which was the one any but an imbecile
driver would have brought us. We reached our destination by, so to
speak, its back door; and we were still standing on the top of the
hill doing what is know...
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