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The neighbors round declared that the Lady Mary Kemp's farm was a hotbed of
disorder . I expect it was , too ; three of our men were hung up at Canterbury on
one day - for home - stealing and arson . Anyhow , that was my mother . As for me
That afternoon I was upstairs , looking at the reflection of myself in the tall glass ,
wondering miserably why I seemed to be such an oaf . The voice of Rooksby
hailed me suddenly from downstairs . " Hey , John John Kemp ; come down , I
My name's John Kemp , ” I said . The other grunted . “ Hurry up , Thoms . ” “ But ,
Mr. Lillywhite , " Thoms reasoned , “ he don't speak like a Dago . Split me if he do
! And we aint in a friendly country either , you know that . We can't afford to rile ...
Yes , I'm Kemp John Kemp , " I called . “ I'm true blue . ” " Blue be hanged ! " a
voice shouted back . " What be you a - doing ... Young Kemp's mother's a bad ' un
. An informer he is . Up with ' em ! ' I was pulled down on my knees , then thrust ...
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