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
neighbors 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 - andgone Rooksby , Sir Peter that was , ride
upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm . I don ' t think I believed in ...
To - night of all nights , and me a justice . . . and as good as a married man ! ” . I
looked at him wonderingly in the dusk ; his high coat collar almost hid his face ,
and his hat was pressed down over his eyes . The thing seemed incredible to me
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
... gayly , " it ' s all right . You ' ve to stand by Veronica . I ' ve no one to my back .
Good - night , goodI pulled my horse ' s head round and galloped down. by . "
PART FIRST 19.
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