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afraid we frighten our visitors away. But we want to be neighbourly-I assure you we want to be neighbourly.'
The old gentleman was obviously nervous, but Miss Stanton had the gift of putting people at their ease, and distinguished strangers were not too common at Winton Parbeloe.
Mrs. Bramley, however, had a grievance to air.
`I am sorry, Canon Rathbone,' she said, `that we have not had the pleasure of seeing you at church.'
The old man looked up with a start, but it was Dr. Curtius who spoke. `Asthma,' he said, `de asthma.'
`Yes, yes,' Canon Rathbone went on hurriedly. `It is a curious thing, a very real misfortune, but I find, I find that the use of incense invariably brings on an attack. I have to be most careful.'
`And Dr. Curtius,' said the undaunted Mrs. Bramley, `he suffers from asthma too?'
`Dr. Curtius,' replied Canon Rathbone, `is not a member of the Church of England.'
It was at this point that Hilda Newton changed the conversation. `I wish,' she said, `you would tell us something about your discoveries, Canon Rathbone. I know you must have had the most thrilling adventures in the East. We in Winton Parbeloe lead such humdrum lives-foxes are the only things we hunt, you know-that it 's hard for us to imagine the excitement of tracking down some priceless old manuscript.'
Canon Rathbone put down his cup. `You are quite right, my dear young lady,' he said; `the fascination is extreme, the fascination is quite remarkable. And then to Stanton's surprise he began to talk. He was no longer the nervous little clergyman, but the enthusiast carried away by his subject. He spoke of the monasteries of Greece and Asia Minor and Sinai, of libraries ransacked again and again by scholars, of piles of rubbish where even yet documents of extraordinary value could be found, of monks who seemed simple and ignorant but were often scholarly and astute, knowing quite well the worth of what they kept in secret hiding-places. `Dr. Curtius could tell you more about that,' he said. `His first-hand experience is

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