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Hehadspokenit—herterror."Don't!"shecried.

Duringthedaysthatfollowedherattitudetowardshimchangedsubtly,almostsubconsciously.Astrangefearofhimcameoverher.Wouldheinsistonherbearingchildafterchildtohelphimrealisehisgreatambition?Itwasridiculous,sheknew,andprobablyduetoherstateofhealth,butsometimesshefoundherselfthinkingofhimnotsomuchasamanasathing;shesawinhimnolongerthelovingiftyrannicalhusband,butalaw,aforce,towhichsheandeveryoneelsemustbow.SheevennoticedakindoflikenessbetweenhimandBoarzell—swart,strong,cruel,fullofanirrepressiblelife.

Thereasonswereobvious;Harrywasessentiallyofalovinganddependentnature,whereasReubenseemedequallyindifferenttocaressesorcommands.Hewasnotabadson,butheneverappearedtowantaffection,andwasalwaysimmersedindarkaffairsofhisown.Besides,Harrywasabeautifulboy.Thoughonlyayear[Pg19]youngerthanReuben,inthemidstoftheawkwardage,hisgrowinglimbsquitelackedthecoltishnessofhisbrother's.HewaslikeReuben,butwithallthelittlevariationsthatmakethedifferencebetweengoodandordinarylooks.JustashehadReuben'spromisingbodywithoutthattransitoryuncouthnesssonaturaltohisyears,sohehadReuben'sface,moresoftlychiselled,moreexpressiveandfulloffire.Hisbrowswerelighter,hiseyeslarger,hishairlessshinyandtough,growinginasoftsweepfromhisforehead,withthefaintesthintofacurlathisears.Neighboursspokeofhimas"beautifulHarry."Reubenponderedhimoccasionally—hewouldhavelikedtoknowhisbrotherbetter,likedtolovehim,butsomehowcouldneverquitemanageit.Inspiteofhisclingingnature,therewassomethingaboutHarrythatwasunhuman,almostelfin.Thefatherandmotherdidnotseemtonoticethis,butReubenfeltit,scarcelyknowinghoworwhy.

Meanwhile,thefarmwasdoingwell;indeed,itwasalmostbackatitsformerglory.Havinglaidthefoundations,Reubencouldnowthinkofexpansion,andheengagedtwomorefarm-hands."I'mtheLord'slostlamb,"announcedPete.

Thedoorwasopenedtohimbyatallyoungwomaninagreydresscoveredbyanapron.Reubenwasstruckbythatapron,foritwasnotthesackingkindtowhichhewasaccustomed,ortheplainwhitemuslinwhichhiswomen-folkworeonSundays,butacoarsebrick-colouredcotton,hangingfromhershoulderslikeapinafore.Thegirl'sfaceaboveitwasnotpretty,butexceptionallyvivid—"vivid"wastheword,notprominentinReuben'svocabulary,whichflashedintohismindwhenhesawher.Hercolouringwaspale,andherfeaturesweresmallandirregular,herhairwasveryfrizzyandquiteblack,whilehergreyeyeswereatoncethenarrowestandtheliveliesthehadeverseen.

ThenextdaytheyleftOdiamfortherecruitingstationatRye.Reubenandthefarm-handswatchedthemastheymarchedoffwhistling"Good-bye,Dolly,Imustleaveyou,"shakingtheirshouldersinallthedelightoftheirnewfreedom.Theyhadgone—asAlberthadgone,asRobert,asRichard,asTilly,asBenjamin,asCaro,asPetehadgone.Reubenstooderectandstiff,hiseyesfollowingthemastheyturnedoutofthedriveanddisappeareddownthePeasmarshroad.

"ButId?an'twantyoutowasteyourmoney."

Heturnedfromthemsharply,andthrewhimselfdownonthedeadbracken.Thensuddenlythehungerpassed.Thereekofthemoistearthroseupinhisnostrils;itwasthescentofhislove,whowassweetertohimthaneverNaomiwastoHarry.Hishandstoleovertheshort,mould-smellinggrass,caressingit.HehadalovemorebeautifulthanHarry's,whosecomelinesswouldstayunwitheredthroughtheyears,whosefruitfulnesswouldmakehimgreat,whoseallurewassaltedwithahundreddangers....Hisfingersdugthemselvesintotheearth,andheembracedBoarzellwithwide-flungtremblingarms."Myland!"hecried—"mine!—mine!"

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    Hegaveherhisarm,saidgood-byetoAliceinthedoorway,andwentthroughthelittlegardenwhereflowerscrowdedoutvegetablesinaveryunbusiness-likeway,intothelanewhichwoundpastCheatLandandroundthehangerofBoarzell,tothefarmsoftheBredeValley.

     ThenhebecameobsessedbytheideathathewasoutontheMoor,wanderingonit,andboundtoit.The[Pg369]earthwasred-hotunderhisfeet,andhepickedthemupoffthebedlikeacatonhotbricks,tillPetebegantolaughinanely.Hesawroundhimalltheplaceshehadknownasachild,andcalledoutforthem,becausehelongedtoescapetothemfromtheburningMoor—"Castweasel!Castweasel!...Ramstile!...Ellenwhorne...."

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    "CouldyoupaintBoarzell?"

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    "Whereareyourothersons?"

     

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    Naomi'sillnessdragged.SometimesReubensuspectedherofmalingering,shesoobviouslydidnotwanttogetwell.Heguessedherreasons,andtookanopportunitytotellherofthedoctor'sverdict.Thestrugglewasinabeyance—atleasthershareofit.Nature—whichwasreallywhathewasfightinginBoarzell—hadgainedatemporaryadvantage,andhisoutpostshadbeenforcedtoretire.

     "Wot?"

  • 绿卡纸I9UnT

     "ButIoweyouagrudge,Mr.Backfield,foryouhaveentirelyspoiltoneofthefinestcommonsinSussex.TherecordsofBoarzellgobacktothetwelfthcentury,andintheVisitationsofSussexitisreferredtoasafinepieceofmoorlandthreehundredacresinextentandgrownoverwithheatherandgorse.Iwenttoseeityesterday,andfoundonlyatuftofgorseandfirsatthetop."

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