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CHAPTER XVI

" Shall I tip the chauffeur, father ?" said Denis, when the kitbags had been dumped in the hall.
" No, no," said Mr. Bailey, " that's all right." He went out again, fumbling.
In the drawing-room the cushions and sofa had been smoothed and the antimacassars set at nice angles. Denis threw himself down in a corner and stared at his dusty corps boots and puttees. He unbuttoned his tunic and put his thumbs in his braces. " By Jove, I'm hot," he said. His mother and Joan were showing Peter the views from the window.
" Well, what sort of a journey did you have, Denis ?" said his father.
" Not bad, father. Rotten slow train, of course."
" Yes, I suppose so. I say, don't ruck up your mother's sofa if you can help it. Your boots are a bit dirty for the drawing-room, aren't they, old man ?" he said kindly. " Hadn't you better change them before lunch ? You've got a quarter of an hour."
" All right, father. In a minute. We got up at five this morning. I haven't had a bath for ten days. I slept in my corps clothes last night, so that I could get up ready dressed."
" Really? " said his father. "Did you, by Jove. Be a good fellow and do your tunic up in the drawing-room. You run along and change, Denis. You must be hot."
Denis buttoned up his tunic and went upstairs. He was very tired and the dust and sweat seemed suddenly unpleasant. Slowly he unwound his puttees without bothering to roll them on his legs. They had been good companions these last ten days ; but now they were frayed yards of thick damp stuff. He threw them in the corner for Annie the maid to look after. From the room below came a murmurous hum.
" Yes, it's much the same in Scotland, sir," said Peter. " They won't grow by the sea. My father imported a new sort last summer, but they were no better than the last."
" Really? " said Mr. Bailey. " Do you hear that, Mary ?

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