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SARAH BENNET'S POSSESSION

The man looked into the old cracked mirror,
For years he had ceased to polish it;
He saw the nature of his error,
And vowed he would abolish it.
He cleansed his house of all sign of revel,
He shuttered his windows to the night;
And never saw the laughing devil
In the shadow cast by the candle light !

Through the long dark night, his fears allaying,,
His eyes were closed and he could not see,
He knelt in abject terror praying
To the image nailed on the wooden tree.
And he has done with wine and revels
Was that the gnawing of a mouse?
Or was it the laughter of the devils
As they enter again into his house?

They laugh to themselves, the devils seven,
As they think of the women and wine of old,
For the gulf still lies between Hell and Heaven,
And there's none to hear in the shrine of gold.
He 'll tread for ever the easy levels
Someone tapped on the window pane;
And as he knelt, the seven devils
Laughing came to their own again.

RISINGHAM farm stands on the sky-line of one of the great whalebacked Berkshire downs. Its roof of tile, red once, but weathered now by rain and softened by lichen, seemss ever in keeping with the soft browns and greys of the short, sheep-trimmed grass.
Half a mile along the Roman road stands Risingham Castle, from which the farm had taken its name; a great square piece of land, surrounded by ditch and rampart, with a view of hill and valley, ploughland and pastureland for close on fifty miles.
I first learned to know the farm because it was the home of Frank Dicey. Here he came to spend the week or fortnight's.

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