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Excerpt: They re going towards the slate quarries, remarked Matt Hazlitt. Be gob, aye, says Tim Croak. An the master 11 be as mad as a March hare. He s half ways to Thubber- more be this. Here the churn-boy was seen coming up the hill. On reaching the top he handed Brian a letter. It was an American letter. After looking at it for a moment, Brian walked thoughtfully to the smooth rock -- the rock upon which they sat -- he and Jane Evans -- on the St. Johns eve, when he read the Schoolmasters Story for her. He sat down upon the same rock to read the letter. CHAPTER XII. ITHIN and without Moorview House the deadest stillness has reigned since nightfall.
Mrs. Evans rings for the candles. For fully an hour she has been watching her daughter from behind her hand - screen. Miss Evans reclines in a lounge chair, her head resting on her hand. Her mother had poked the fire several times, venturing each time to conjecture that it was likely to freeze that night- but the young lady seemed to feel no interest in the question, and remained silent and motionless.
The candles are brought in, and Mrs. Evana takes up a book, ostensibly for the purposeof reading it- but just as she has opened it, she lays it down again, and looks at her daughter as if she had forgotten the young ladys presence till that moment.
You must feel fatigued, Jane? No. You say you met Captain Dawson? Yes. Do you know, Jane, I think you ought to tell him about that ring. I intend it. Do you think he has missed it? No, she has thought of that- but her gloves wereoii every time he met her since. Mamma, do nt ...