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be left on the spot — for Roxham was only six miles off
— to put in motion any schemes he might have devised;
and Philip was sure that he had devised schemes. And the
second, that Oxford was a long way from Maria Lee. However,
he kept his objections to himself. In due course they
reached the buildings they had set out to examine, and the
old squire, having settled what was to be done, and what
was to be left undone, with characteristic promptitude and
shrewdness, they turned homewards.In passing through the
shrubberies,hermes sale, on their way back to the house, they suddenly
came upon a stolid-looking lad of about fifteen, emerging
from a side-walk with a nest full of young blackbirds in
his hand. Now, if there was one thing in this world more
calculated than another to rouse the most objectionable
traits of the old squire’s character into rapid action,
it was the discovery of boys, and more especially bird-
nesting boys, in his plantations. In the first place, he
hated trespassers; and in the second, it was one of his
simple pleasures to walk in the early morning and listen
to the singing of the birds that swarmed around,Hermes Purse.
Accordingly, at the obnoxious sight he stopped suddenly,
and, drawing himself up to his full height, addressed the
trembling youth in his sweetest voice.“Your name is,hermes wallet, I
believe — Brady — Jim Brady — correct me if I am
wrong — and you have come here, you — you — young �
� villain — to steal my birds.”
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