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1867. Excerpt: ... THE WHITBY REPOSITORY, OB ALBUM OF LOCAL
LITERATURE. New Series. OCTOBER 1st, 1866. Vol. 1.--No. 4. BY THE
REV. J. C. ATKINSON, DANBY PARSONAGE. "Now, which of you shall I
bait my hook with V I said, as I scrambled up a not very high
terrace-wall. There were four or five children upon the
grass-covered terrace, or nearer the house to which, as "a friend
of the family," I made my approach in such an unceremonious way.
Two, at least, of the youngest there were little girls; but my
question was addressed to two boys, of about eight and nine years
old respectively, who were rather eagerly looking for my arrival.
For we were to have a grand day of fishing: at least, after we had
had some dinner, we were to spend what remained of the day in a
great fishing expedition; and so I said to my little friends in the
broad-leaved hats--"Which of you shall I bait my hook with f But
they both wished to decline the distinction in favour of their next
elder brother Guy; and so it was settled that Guy was to be put
upon the great meat hook, and I promised to put him on very
carefully, that, after he had been used once, he might still be of
some use to try with again.. And then the hook was really brought,
and a long and very strong cord, such as they tie the corn and hay
on to the waggon with, was passed through the eye at the end of its
shank, and made double, to bear the great pull there would
doubtless be, when such a hook was duly taken and fixed in the jaws
of the taker. And then I went into the house, which seemed
differently arranged from what was usual; passing the dining-room
with its table duly covered and laid with the bright plate and
glass, though I did not remember noticing that room on any former
visit. And I passed on through the house, the children all troo...
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