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The neighbours 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 horse - stealing and arson . Anyhow , that was my mother . As for me
I had an intense longing to go with him out into the great world that brooded all
round our foothills . You are to remember that I knew nothing whatever of that
great world . I had never been further away from our farm than just to Canterbury
But for Ralph's fear for his neck , which had increased in value since its devotion
to Veronica , he would have squired his cousin . As it was , he fluttered round the
idea of letting me take his place . Finally he settled it ; and I embarked on a long ...
Now , boys , get round them . The great horses formed an irregular half - circle
round us ; men descended clumsily , like sacks of corn . The lanthorn was seized
and flashed upon us ; there was a confused hubbub . I caught my own name .
Blindfold ' em , lads , ” he cried , and turned me sharply round . “ Don't struggle , ”
he whispered in my ear ; his silk handkerchief came cool across my eyelids . I felt
hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head . “ You're all right , ” he said ...
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