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ACROSS THE MOORS

`The thought of the bad harvest (and that is an awful thought in these valleys) vanished. I seemed to gaze into an ocean of infinite darkness.
`I had often used, with the Sunday glibness of the tired priest, whose duty it is to preach three sermons in one day, the old simile of the chess-board. God and the devil were the players : and we were helping one side or the other. But until that night I had not thought of the possibility of my being only a pawn in the game, that God might throw away that the game i might be won.
`I had reached the place where we are now, I remember it by that rough stone water-trough, when a man suddenly jumped up from the roadside. He had been seated on a heap of broken road metal.
" `Which way are you going, guv'ner?' he said.
`I knew from the way he spoke that the man was a stranger. There are many at this time of the year who come up from the south, tramping northwards with the ripening corn. I told him my destination.
" `We'll go along together," he replied.
`It was too dark to see much of the man's face, but what little I made out was coarse and brutal.
`Then he began the half-menacing whine I knew so wellhe had tramped miles that day, he had had no food since breakfast, and that was only a crust.
" ` Give us a copper," he said, "it's only for a night's lodging."
`He was whittling away with a big clasp knife at an ash stake he had taken from some hedge.'
The clergyman broke off.
`Are those the lights of your house?' he said. `We are nearer than I expected, but I shall have time to finish my story. I think I will, for you can run home in a couple of minutes, and I don't want you to be frightened when you are out on the moors again.
`As the man talked he seemed to have stepped out of the very background of my thoughts, his sordid tale, with the sad lies that hid a far sadder truth.

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