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The Westcotes

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,107 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 762
Added to site: 2004.06.30 7897

ors. The month was October, the time about half-past four, the light dusky. Yet Miss Dorothea, lingering by the gate, saw a young man pass the Bayfield elm and climb the hedge; and saw and heard him nail against an apple-tree overhanging the road, a board with white letters on a black ground. When it was fixed, the artist descended to the road and gazed up admiringly at his work. In the act of departing he turned, and suddenly stood still again. His face was toward the Bayfield gate. Dorothea could not tell if he saw her, but he remained thus, motionless, for almost a minute. Then he seemed to recollect himself and marched off briskly down the road. Early next morning she descended and read the inscription, which ran: "Restaurant pour les Aspirants."

She said nothing about it, and soon after breakfast the board was removed.



Some weeks later, on a bright and frosty morning in December, Dorothea r

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A stunningly beautiful work, one which I cannot recommend too highly.



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