Well, all at once here comes a canoe; just a beauty, too, about thirteen or fourteen foot long, riding high like a duck.
"Another time a man comes a-prowling round here you roust me out, you hear?
"Yet it is hard," she sometimes thought, "that this poor man cannot come to a house which he has legally hired, without raising all this speculation!
I will not spend my hours in running after my neighbours every time they go away and come back again."
But I know they will, because it is a family that a certain lady, of some consequence, at Enscombe, has a particular dislike to: and though it is thought necessary to invite them once in two or three years, they always are put off when it comes
to the point.
At first the young gents was werry lively on him; but afore we got in, seeing how steady the old chap come
on, they was quite quiet, and laid their heads together what they should do.
Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path --he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the Virgin!
"Did you hear me ask you where you have come
I am thinking now of river ports I have seen - of Antwerp, for instance; of Nantes or Bordeaux, or even old Rouen, where the night-watchmen of ships, elbows on rail, gaze at shop-windows and brilliant cafes, and see the audience go in and come
out of the opera-house.
Robin, too, comes
home, and after loving greetings, listens to the tale of the hunt.
Bill Withers and his brother Jack come
along by, talking, and Jack says:
She's told me time and again that she'd love to see John settled before her time comes
. She's always giving him hints -- you heard her yourself the other day.