. "I have lost my rod and basket; but it does not much matter, for I am sure I should never have dared to go fishing again!"
"Yes; Hoggs told him it would have to be cottages," said Fisher. "He said the breed of cattle had improved too often, and people were beginning to laugh.
But it was not this discovery that had riveted Fisher's eye, but something even more solid.
The man they had passed looked after them in rather a suspicious fashion, but Fisher continued serenely on his way along the straight road that ran past the gates of the great estate.
Fisher's bald brow became abruptly corrugated, and a curious expression came into his eyes.
Horne Fisher did not especially abuse his friends and relatives in fashionable society; of some of them he spoke with affection.
Soon, however, rifts began to appear in them like gleams of colored windows; the trees thinned and fell away as the road went forward, showing the wild, irregular copses in which, as Fisher said, the house-party had been blazing away all day.
"And don't forget the wastes of fraud," put in young Fisher.
Fisher say to her, in a low voice, "I wonder if Mr.
Once, when I could not reach the yard, and now, the second time, when these fishers turned a deaf ear to my cries.
I thought I should have died, and made my peace with God, forgiving all men, even my uncle and the fishers; and as soon as I had thus made up my mind to the worst, clearness came upon me; I observed the night was falling dry; my clothes were dried a good deal; truly, I was in a better case than ever before, since I had landed on the isle; and so I got to sleep at last, with a thought of gratitude.
It was no wonder the fishers had not understood me.