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CHAPTER II AJTUMN passed and winter, then on a day in early spring
Alan Wayne was summoned to Red Hill. Snow still hung in the
crevices of East Mountain. On the Hill the ashes, after the total
eclipse of winter, were meekly donning pale green. The elms of Elm
House too were but faintly outlined in verdure and stood like empty
sherry glasses waiting for warm wine. Further down the road the
maples stretched out hare, black limbs whose budding tufts of
leaves served only to emphasize the nakedness of the trees. Only
the firs, in a phalanx, scoffed at the general spring cleaning and
looked old and sullen in consequence. The colts, driven by Alan
Wayne, flashed over the brim of Red Hill on to the level top.
Coachman Joe's jaw was hanging in awe and so had hung since Mr.
Alan had taken the reins. For the first time in their five years of
equal life the colts had felt the cut of a whip, not in anger but
as a reproof for breaking. Coachman Joe had braced himself for the
bolt, his hands itching to snatch the reins. But there had been no
bolting, only a sudden settling down to business. For the first
time in their lives the colts were being pushed, steadily, evenly,
almost ? but never quite ? to the breaking point. Twice in the long
drive Joegathered up his jaw and turned his head, preparing spoken
tribute to a master hand. But there was no speaking to Mr. Alan's
face. At that moment Joe was a part of the seat to Mr. Alan and,
being a coachman of long standing in the family, he knew it. "
Could n't of got here quicker if he 'd let 'em bolt," said he, in
subsequent description to the stable-hand and the cook. He snatched
up a pail of water and poured it steadily on the ground. " Jest
like that. He knew what was in the colts the minute he laid hands
on 'em and when he pulls 'em up...
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George Agnew Chamberlain
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