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SARAH BENNET'S POSSESSION

sky seems more open and the earth more remote than among the mountains or in the plains.
Then as I looked, I suddenly saw a lantern flash half a mile to our right, by the dew-pond.
When Frank was a boy, he and the youngest princess had saved their pocket-money all summer to buy a little signalling lamp, and when autumn came they went about in the evenings flashing their badly spelled messages from hillside to hillside.
`I expect she wants to speak to you now,' I said. `You needn't mind me; it's a language I can't understand.!
'Take down the letters,' he answered, `as I tell you them.'
It was certainly an unexpected message; part of it was undecipherable, but what Frank made out read as follows. I omit a preliminary string of oaths.
`This is ... trying to get into communication. Why the devil won't you answer? I want to say-'
The point of light had ceased to move. It remained steady for a minute, and then went out.
I looked at Frank curiously.
`Some joke,' I suggested.
`I suppose so,' he answered. It was evidently a joke he did not appreciate. It was not until we had been welcomed and fed, that Frank remembered.
'Who was it signalling down by the dew-pond an hour ago?' he asked.
No one had been signalling. They had all been busy in the kitchen, except Aunt Sarah, who had been down with the lantern to see that the paddock gate was closed.
Frank said he must have been mistaken.
`But I'm blest if I am,' he added, when the others had left the room.

I was at Risingham farm in the September of the following year. It was Sunday, and the others had gone to meeting, leaving me to profit by their absence by indulging in the luxury of a pipe. I am afraid Mrs. Bennet believed that I never smoked.

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