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CHAPTER XVI

A footman poured out tea from an urn and the cups were passed solemnly from hand to hand. No one spoke. Peter found a plate of currant bread and butter opposite him and set to work. Half way through tea Lady Hindley appeared in the doorway and beamed round on them.
" Don't get up, please. Enjoying yourselves ?" she said.
" Yes, thanks, Lady Hindley."
" That's right." She hurried away along the path to the drawing-room. There was no element of doubt in Lady Hindley's existence. She managed cricket matches, weekend parties, and every movement of her own family with the same decision. She subscribed where she ought, and she called on those who deserved it. She admitted neither mistakes nor opposition. Saturday cricket was a part of Amplehurst and she had preserved it through the war. She had a figure which only a grande dame could have lived down. But none of the boys at the two tea tables seemed to notice anything wrong. They had a great respect for Lady Hindley and in their hearts they were rather fond of her.
The parents and grown-ups had a less substantial tea in the drawing-room. Joan told Denis later that she put three cucumber sandwiches into her mouth without thinking. When the Amplehurst team went out to field, the grownups were led off to tennis, and the more infirm parents marshalled by Lady Hindley for a game of croquet, which she had a way of pronouncing to rhyme with hockey.
The match ended by the defeat of Amplehurst by two wickets and everybody queued up to say good-bye. Denis watched Dick Lett start his motor bike and splutter off down the drive with Pat Bloomfield on the carrier. It had long been his ambition to have a motor bike of his own. Every week at Eton he read the second-hand mart columns of the motor cycling papers and looked out for the sort of machine he would buy if he had the money. " 2 1/2 h.p., lightweight, 2 str., 2 sp. clutch. Good condition. New tyres. £40." Whenever he spotted a similar advertisement, he pictured himself scudding up the forest hills, sitting back

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