It is not very likely, my dear, that bathing
should have been of use to herand if I had known you were wanting an embrocation, I would have spoken to
All this was heard distinctly by the curate and those with him, and as it seemed to them to be uttered close by, as indeed it was, they got up to look for the speaker, and before they had gone twenty paces they discovered behind a rock, seated at the foot of an ash tree, a youth in the dress of a peasant, whose face they were unable at the moment to see as he was leaning forward, bathing
his feet in the brook that flowed past.
There is surf for those who like it, and smoother water beyond for those whose ideals in bathing
are not confined to jumping up and down on a given jelly-fish.
She thought of the bathing
arrangements as they should be in her day--no worrying of servants, no appliances, beyond good sense.
Some were bathing
in exactly the place where I had saved Weena, and that suddenly gave me a keen stab of pain.
We had met there accidentally, and were bathing