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Our farm nestled down under the steep , brown downs , just beside the Roman
road to Canterbury ; Stone Street — the Street — we called it . Ralph ' s land was
just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the downs used to see
The shadow called Thoms was for bolting across country ; but Lillywhite was not
built for speed . Besides he did not know the lie of the land , and believed the
Free Traders were mere bogeys . " They ' ll never touch us , " Lillywhite grumbled
John Kemp , " I called , " I ' m true blue . " " Blue be hanged ! " a voice shouted
back . “ What be you a - doing with runners ? " The riot went on — forty or fifty
voices . The runners were seized ; several hands caught at me . It was impossible
Someone else , Rangsley , I think , called , " Bring ' em along — this way now . "
After a period of turmoil we seemed to come out of the crowd upon a very rough ,
descending path ; Rangsley had called out , " Now , then , the rest of you be off ...
He called to one of the men behind . " Here , Joe Pilcher , do you go into the
White Hart and drag my Uncle Tom out . Bring un up to me — to the nest . " Three
doors further on we came to a halt , and got down from our horses . Rangsley ...
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