The Forester's Daughter
The north-bound coach got away first, and as the girl came out to take her place, Norcross said: "Won't you have my seat with the driver?"
She dropped her voice humorously. "No, thank you, I can't stand for Bill's clack."
Norcross understood. She didn't relish the notion of being so close to the frankly amorous driver, who neglected no opportunity to be personal; therefore, he helped her to her seat inside and resumed his place in front.
Bill, now broadly communicative, minutely detailed his tastes in food, horses, liquors, and saddles in a long monologue which would have been tiresome to any one but an imaginative young Eastern