降低企业融资成本 提升人民币资产吸引力 临港新片区迎两大金融政策利好

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“金山3分赛车”

Oftenintheevenings,whentheexhaustingworkofthedaywasdone,hewouldwanderoutontheMoor,seekingasusualrestonthefieldofhislabours.Thetuftoffirswouldgrowblackandfeaturelessagainstthedimmingsky,andstarswouldhangpalelampsabovethefog,whichsmokedroundBoarzell,veilingthefields,tillitseemedasifhestoodaloneonsomedesertisland,inthemidstofashorelesssea.Allsoundswouldbemuffled,lightsandshadowswouldblur,andhewouldbealonewiththefir-clumpandthestarsandthestrongsmellsofhisland.

"Haveadonedowudyourpreaching.I'mashamed[Pg380]ofyou,ledastraybyluniesasifyouwurnobetternorpoorHarry.You'reahemmedlousytraitor,youare,theworstof'emall."

"Whatnonsenseyou'retalking,Backfield,"saidNaomiprimly.

Thiswaswhathisfortyyearsofstrugglehadbroughthimto.Hesawhimselfinthemidstofahuge[Pg328]ambitiousruin.Hehadfailed,hishopeswereblighted—whatcouldheexpecttopulloutofthiswreck.Itwouldbefarbetterandwiserifhegaveupthedrearyuncertainbattle,andtookthesurerestathand.IfhesoldsomeofthemorefruitfulpartofhislandhewouldbeabletodivorceRose,thenhecouldmarryAliceandlivewithheraquiet,shorn,unambitiouslife.NoonewouldbuythenewgroundonBoarzell,buthecouldeasilysellthelowfieldsbytheGlottenbrook;thatwouldleavehimwithtwentyorthirtyacresoffairlygoodlandroundthefarm,andallhisuselessencroachmentsonBoarzellwhichhewouldallowtorelapseintotheirformerstate.Hewouldhaveenoughtoliveupon,tosupporthischildrenandhisdelicatewife—hewouldbeabletotakenorisksandmakenoventures,buthewouldbecomfortable.

Reubenatoncelaidouthiswife'smoneytothebestadvantage.Heboughttwentycows,goodmilkers,andstartedadairybusinessinRye.AshopwasopenedneartheLandgate,whichsoldmilk,butter,cream,andeggsfromOdiam.Healsotriedtoestablishamilk-roundinRye,sendingcircularstoinnsandprivatehouses.Heengagedayoungwomantoserveintheshop,andboystodrivehismilk-carts.Thismeantabigexpenditure,andalmostallRose'smoneywasswallowedupbyit.

Herhandlayinhis,averysmallthing,andherheadbenttowardsit.Shedidnotwanthimtoseehercheeksflushandhereyesfillatthishisfirstcaress.

"Yes—maybehecouldcomfortme.Oh,Iknow[Pg368]I'vemocked'emandscoffed'emallmylife,butIreckontheycoulddosummatformenow."

"No—lethersleep.Butbringmealightfurmarcy'ssake."

InRyebellswereringingandbandswereplaying,[Pg182]andthetownlookedquitestrangewithhugecrowdssurgingthroughitsgrass-grownstreets,whichwere,moreover,blockedwitheverykindoftrap,gig,cart,andwain.Aboutthreehundredspecialconstableshadbeenenrolledfortheoccasion,anditwaslikelythattheywouldbeneeded,forallthepublic-houseshadbeenthrownopenbythecandidates.

ThesaddleratRyehadnotheardofthetheftwhenyoungBackfieldhandedoverthenoteinpaymentoftheharnessbill.Hehadatthetimeremarkedtohiswife[Pg170]thatoldBenseemedprettyflushwithhismoney,buthadthoughtnomoreofittillthematterwascriedbytheTownCrierthatevening,afterRobertandPetehadgonehome.Thenoutofmerecuriosityhehadlookedatthenumberonhisnote,andfounditwasthesameastheCrierhadannounced.EarlythenextdayhewenttothePoliceStation,andasyoungBardonnowrememberedlendinghiscoattoRobertBackfielditwasfairlyeasytoguesshowthethefthadbeencommitted.

Boormanwentout,grumblingat"th'?aldfeller'scussedness,"andReubensatonwithoutmoving.

Chapter19

ButthediscipleofAnneBardoncouldaspiretobemasteramongothermen.Richardbegantostartleandamusehisfamilybystrangenewways.Hetooktowashinghisneckeverymorning,andneatlycombedhishair.Hecutupanoldshirtintopocket-handkerchiefs.HebegantomodelhisspeechonMissBardon's—clippingit,andpurgingitridiculously.Reubenwouldroarwithlaughter.

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