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1897 edition. Excerpt: ...find fresh quarters." Joan Ford was
uneasy and disconcerted. " Let us consider that another time," she
said. " Now think only of the blowing house.." "That will not be a
hard matter," said he. " You have one already below you, at the
sweep of the river " " What, Lower Swancombe? " " I do not know its
name, but there are very ancient workings there, and among them the
ruins of a blowing house, small, but sufficient; and I shall have
to restore the furnace, and roof the building, and with small
trouble I can put up a wheel and have a blast." " You will not be
false to us," said the widow, nervous, mistrustful, hesitating.
Guavas smiled. " Mistress," answered he, " you cast on me the sins
of your husband, and who can say but that all the pains, the
injustice, the persecution, the robbery, to which I have been
subjected since that night, that these, which have left me maimed
and impoverished, may be the expiation of some of the sins, the
sufferings that ever follow on sin? If I have borne these, then let
me bear some of the obligations, the privileges of the dead man,
and work for you--his widow, and for his daughter." " I must e'en
trust thee," said Joan Ford, " for I cannot help myself." " You may
trust him because he is true," said Lemonday, with beaming eyes.
The tinner smiled. " I will go and seethe old blowing house," said
Guavas. " I shall look on it now with other eyes than heretofore."
As soon as he was gone, Joan Ford seated herself on the bench
before the door and signed to her daughter to take a place beside
her. She did not speak for some minutes, so great was her
agitation. She had her hands in her lap, and she plaited the
fingers together and unwove them, to again re-plait them--a sure
token to Lemon-day that her mother's mind was in...
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