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They were smugglers and night - malefactors to a man - and she liked that . The
decent , slow - witted , gently devious type of rustic could not live under her . The
neighbours round declared that the Lady Mary Kemp ' s farm was a hotbed of ...
Ralph ' s land was just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the
downs used to see of nights a dead - and - gone Rooksby , Sir Peter that was ,
ride upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm . I don ' t think I believed
... and . . . oh , it drives me wild , this hole - andcorner work ! There ' s a filthy
muddle with the Free Traders — a whistle to blow after dark at the quarry . To -
night of all nights , and me a justice . . . and as good as a married man ! ” I looked
at him ...
A connection had been already arranged with the Free Traders on the road
beside the quarry , and they were coming down that night , as we knew well
enough , both of us . They were coming in force from Canterbury way down to the
Good - night , good - by . ” I pulled my horse ' s head round and galloped down
the hill . The main body had halted before setting out over the shingle to the
shore . Rangsley was waiting to conduct us into the town , where we should find
a man ...
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