can; let's run and ask him."
"You run, Elsie. I'll wait till you come back," Duncan said, wearily. It was very unusual for him to hang behind, but Elsie was too eager to notice it. She left him sitting by the roadside, and flew after the shepherd.
"The way to Killochrie? Weel, you just keep to the road right away till it runs into another one, an' that'll take you straight through; but it's a long, long way to walk."
The man was engaged in eating a large piece of bread and cheese. Elsie, who was very hungry, eyed it longingly.
"Ye look a wee bit starved," the man said.
"We'll be getting some food at Killochrie," Elsie said, evasively.
"I did hear last night that there was two children lost off Dunster Moor--stolen, they do say. I suppose you bain't one of them?" the man continued, eyeing her curiously "Was dressed in plaid frock and cloth jacket. That ain't you, any way."
"We live at Killochrie," Elsie said quickly and wickedly, not hesitating to conceal the tr
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