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CHAPTER XVII

" Denis means you were terrific dogs, weren't you ?" said Joan.
" I'm not so sure," said Mr. Bailey. " You boys have a much better time than we had in our day."
" What did you do in the holidays, father? "
" Of course there was shooting and fishing. But I never had a bicycle or a sailing boat of my own. What do you say, Mary? "
" I think Denis does pretty well on the whole."
" And remember we worked a good deal harder in those days," continued Mr. Bailey. " No half holidays as you have at Eton every other day. Cold baths in the morning and a swishing from the head if you didn't know your lesson."
" Were you ever swished, father ?"
" I can't remember. I expect so. We all were."
Then why, Denis wondered, should his father have been so furious, when he heard of his own swiping, when he was actually boasting of the corporal punishment he had suffered in his own youth.
" Did it hurt ?" said Denis, determined to reduce his father to a common level of suffering.
" Good heavens, I don't remember. Why do you ask ? "
" I only wondered if it hurt more in those days than now." His father frowned and the subject dropped. Peter was all wrong about his father having been a lad. Denis doubted whether his father had ever been swiped at all by the headmaster of his school.
In the first week in September, Robin Manley and Joan's friend, Karl Swensen, came to stay. Mrs. Bailey laid in large supplies of food and Mr. Bailey placed a selection from his cellar on the dining-room sideboard.
Karl Swensen was tall and fair and had a way of looking at people with one eye, when he had made an apparently trivial remark. Joan thought him intelligent and Mr. Bailey frankly did not know what to think. His polished manners pleased Mrs. Bailey, while Denis took a strong dislike to

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