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... "He didn't," said Mr. Crickett. "More than that, he never said
a word, not so much as good-night; and he was never heard of nor
seen again, only his footmarks in the garden next day." "And Miss
Prissy?" "She walked to the door, and locked it; and then she went
to bed--there And now, Tom, if you are ready, I'll let you out at
the gate." Tom was ready, and, following Mr. Crickett across the
courtyard, was dismissed with a short "Good-night;" and then the
butler returned to his room. The first thing he did, when there,
was to strip off his coat, unfasten his cravat, and dip his head
into a large bowl of water. "I shall do now," he said to himself,
as he violently used a rough towel; "and as for you, Tom Carey, if
I forget this night," he soliloquized, applying his hand more
softly to his injured shoulder, "my name isn't William Crickett;
that's all." But Tom Carey did not hear the implied threat. He was
on his way homewards; and his thoughts, oblivious of Mr. Crickett,
were with Mary Austin. Half-an-hour later, Mr. Crickett, in white
cravat, brown coat, and brown wig, was solemnly escorting Harry
Rivers across the court-yard, and lighting him to his bedroom door.
CHAPTER VIII. Robin's Hukst. Tom Carey's home was about half a mile
from the forge, and was one of a cluster of similar cottages,
inhabited mostly by his fellow-workmen. They were substantially
enough built of sandstone, and thatched with reeds, which were
gathered in S plentiful crops from the margins of the neighbouring
ponds and streams; but perhaps the less boast there is made of
their internal comfort the better. The floors were of brick, worn
unevenly into holes, in which sometimes, when the weather was damp,
the water which rose from the oozy foundation lay in thick puddles;
the rough, unplastered ...
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