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CHAPTER XVII

"Joan."
" She had no right to. I never said so. I think you've changed a lot since you made friends with him ; but I never said I didn't like him."
" Comes to much the same thing." Denis took out an oar and made a dig at the mud. He pulled the jib to windward and put down the helm and the Cormorant drifted gently backwards. Letting go the jib, he hauled in the sheet and the boat gathered way, her centreboard, half raised, grating on the bottom. A trail of mud floated away under the rudder. The tall spear in their summer green passed in stately procession as the Cormorant slid round the angles of the channel. In a few minutes they rejoined the main stream and began the slow beat back to the quay. Maureen sat on the middle thwart and ducked her head, when the boom swung over.
" Are you enjoying Eton ?" she said.
" Compared to this place."
" And you like Oliver ? "
" Of course. He's a good sort."
" He's coming the day after to-morrow. We'll all meet at the dance on Saturday, so cheer up."
" Good," said Denis. " Here we are at the steps. You'd better get out here."
When he got home, Denis was mildly reproved for leaving his guests alone.
" But they're not my guests, mother," he said.
" Robin and I have been looking at your father's books.
What a lot Robin has read for his age. I had no idea."
" Has he ? "
" The whole of Scott, Dickens, and most of Shakespeare, Stevenson, Hardy, and others. You ought to read more, Denis. Your father was saying only the other day that he never saw you with a book in your hands."
" I don't pretend to be as good as Robin, mum."
" Don't be so silly. You know you've got more brains than Robin, when you like. But you ought to read more. Your father is right."

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