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CHAPTER XVII

" Lunch," said Mr. Bailey, rubbing his hands in the doorway. " Denis, are you ready ?"
" Yes, father ; at least, I haven't washed my hands yet."
" Hurry up then. Don't keep your mother waiting."
For the first time in the holidays the family sat down alone. Mr. Bailey ate rather more than usual and munched with a spiteful energy. Joan exchanged a few sly jokes with Denis across the table and Mrs. Bailey listened to her husband's conversation.
" I'm afraid you must be content with water to-day, Denis," said his father.
" Right, father."
" We can't always have ginger-beer, when we are alone, can we ? "
" I don't want it, thanks." Mr. Bailey poured himself out a glass of water and returned to village politics.
" I told you, my dear, that if they insisted on putting a man on the committee, whose only experience had been with niggers, they could scarcely be surprised if the shop people complained."
" Which reminds me, Hubert, that Roffal the butcher is being tiresome about his joints again. He refuses to kill more than once a week."
" Yes, dear, but I wish you wouldn't interrupt me. Colonel Custard, as I said at the meeting last month, is a good business man ; but he imagines himself a sort of local sahib here. The fellow's got no tact and no manners."
" Joan," said Mrs. Bailey. "I've never returned Mrs. Custard's call. We must go to-morrow."
" So I dropped a strong hint, that if they co-opted Custard, I should resign."
Denis caught Joan's eye through the flowers on the table and straightened his face. " How pretty the roses are this year, Joan," he said.
" Charming, my dear. Are they Madame de Maintenon or Julius Caesar ? I always forget."
" I'm not quite sure, either." Denis got up and helped himself to vegetables.

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