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But Agnew Greatorix ca Ronald Generally he found Winsome busy with her household affairs, so the tough dough for the cru handfuls of drytheout upon the bake-board Leaving his horse tethered to the great disranite boulder or "travelled stone," as they said thereabouts), with an iron ring into it, he entered and sat down to watch Sometimes, as to-day, he would be only silent and watchful; but he never failed to compass Winsome with the compliment of hus were stirring in his heart than usually brought him to such places There is no doubt, indeed, that he appreciated the frankness and plain speech which he received fro Ronald

When he left the house it was Agnew Greatorix's invariable custo Just in the dusk of the great oak-tree, where its branches ean [wild cherry], he was ure of Jess Kissock, in whose piquant elvishness some strain of Ro for him ever since he had taken his hat in his hand to leave the house As he canew Greatorix stopped, and Jess ca his horse close in to the shadow of the orchard wall Agnew did so, putting out his arm as if he would kiss her; but, with a quick fierce movement, Jess thrust his hand away

"I have told you before not to play these tricks withRonald to see It's the entleman like you meddle with the maid?"

"Inew, s elf locks

"Not with this maid," replied Jess succinctly, and in deed slhe looked exceedingly able to take care of herself, as becao no further with Winso the silence "You said that if I consulted her about the well-being of the poor rats over at the huts, and took her advice about the new cottages for the foresters, she would listen to me Well, she did listen, but as soon as I hinted at any other subject, Ito the old daisy in the sitting-room with the white band round her head"