Sometimes, however, he sent a scribbled line by special messenger; and overnight, evidently in the train, he had scribbled this one to post in the small hours at Crewe:
the way to Crewe to post you those few lines, my dear Bunny!
Already men, weep- ing with joy, as I have heard, shouting and staying their work to shake hands and shout, were making up trains, even as near as Crewe
, to descend upon London.
It's an awkward time just now to command an absolutely clear line, but if we can once get you past Crewe
you'll be all right.
But even he grew strangely depressed after we had started, and so, when we reached Crewe
, I asked him to come and have a drink.
Behind them marched six hundred Cheshire and Lancashire archers, bearing the badge of the Audleys, followed by the famous Lord Audley himself, with the four valiant squires, Dutton of Dutton, Delves of Doddington, Fowlehurst of Crewe
, and Hawkestone of Wainehill, who had all won such glory at Poictiers.
Shortly after our return to England my mother died--she was killed eight years ago in a railway accident near Crewe