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CHAPTER XVIII

half had not yet started. He mooned round the garden, seeing rose beds and favourite fruit trees as strangers, that had already said good-bye. He went out to the tennis court to practise a few serves. But the tennis court, too, had become unfriendly. The brown patches on the service lines were evidence of past triumphs. He served half a dozen balls and hurried after them. He hit them back from the other side without interest. The place was lifeless. He wished for a moment he were already back in the noisy passages of Wren's.
Mrs. Bailey came through the garden door with a racket in her hand. " Would you like to serve to me, Denis ?" she said. " I'll return them for you, if I can."
" All right, mum. I'll try." He went to the far corner and served. Double fault. He marched to the left hand corner and served again. Double fault.
" Try a little less hard," said his mother.
" I've got in much faster ones than that, mum."
Mrs. Bailey moved to the other court and waited. A ball whistled past her. A second nearly swept off her hat.
" Damn," said Denis. " I'll get one in in a moment, I swear." He served again, more fiercely than before, and his father appeared.
" Not so hard, Denis," he said kindly. " There is no use serving double faults, is there ?"
Denis said nothing. He hit two more into the net.
" It's not much fun for your mother, is it ? " said Mr. Bailey, more wearily.
" I don't mind, Hubert."
" ,Just as you like," said Mr. Bailey. He slammed the garden door behind him and returned to his potatoes. Denis threw the racket on the grass and sat down. " I'm sick of this bl- of tennis. Get Joan to play with you, mum, if you want a game."
" I don't care if I play or not," said his mother. " I only thought you would like some practice."
" What's the use of practising when the holidays are over ? You'd better get a football."

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