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An hour later Herbert came back. He was angry.
" Look here, Mum, what d'you mean by treating the poor girl like that? I was simply ashamed of you."
" Don't talk to your mother like that, Herbert," she flared up. "You didn't ought to have brought a woman like that into my house. Common, she is, common as dirt."
When Mrs. Sunbury got angry not only did her grammar grow shaky, but she wasn't quite safe on her aitches. Herbert took no notice of what she said.
" She said she'd never been so insulted in her life. I had a rare job pacifying her."
" Well, she's never coming here again, I tell you that straight."
" That's what you think. I'm engaged to her, so put that in your pipe and smoke it."
Mrs. Sunbury gasped.
" You're not?"
" Yes, I am. I've been thinking about it for a long time, and then she was so upset tonight I felt sorry for her, so I popped the question and I had a rare job persuading her, I can tell you:'
" You fool," screamed Mrs. Sunbury. "You fool."
There was quite a scene then. Mrs. Sunbury and her son went at it hammer and tongs, and when poor Samuel tried to intervene they both told him roughly to shut up. At last Herbert flung out of the room and out of the house and Mrs. Sunbury burst into angry tears.
No reference was made next day to what had passed. Mrs. Sunbury was frigidly polite to Herbert and he was sullen and silent. After supper he went out. On Saturday he told his father and mother that he was engaged that afternoon and wouldn't be able to come to the common with them.
" I daresay we shall be able to do without you," said Mrs. Sunbury grimly.
It was getting on to the time for their usual fortnight at the seaside. They always went to Herne Bay, because Mrs. Sunbury said you had a nice class of people there, and for years

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