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Saint's Progress
PART FOUR
I

IN THE BOARDING-HOUSE, WHENCE THE LAIRDS HAD
not yet removed, the old lady who knitted sat by the fireplace, and light from the setting sun threw her shadow on the wall, moving spidery and grey, over the yellowish distemper, in time to the tune of her needles. She was a very old lady-the oldest lady in the world, Noel thought and she knitted without stopping, without breathing, so that the girl felt inclined to scream. In the evening when George and Gratian were not in, Noel would often sit watching the needles, brooding over her as yet undecided future. And now and again the old lady would look up above her spectacles; move the corners of her lips ever so slightly, and drop her gaze again. She had pitted herself against Fate; so long as she knitted, the war could not stop-such was the conclusion Noel had come to. This old lady knitted the epic of acquiescence to the tune of her needles; it was she who kept the war going-such a thin old lady! `If I were to hold her elbows from behind,' the girl used to think, `I believe she'd die. I expect I ought to; then the war would stop. And if the war stopped, there'd be love and life again.' Then the little silvery tune would click itself once more into her brain, and stop her thinking. In her lap this evening lay a letter from her father.

`MY DEAREST NOLLIE,
`I am glad to say I have my chaplaincy, and am to start for Egypt ! very soon. I should have wished to go to France, but must take what I can get, in view of my age, for they really don't want us who are getting on, I fear. It is a great comfort to me to think that Gratian
is with you, and no doubt you will all soon be in a house where my little grandson can join you. I have excellent accounts of him in a letter from your aunt, just received. My child, you must never again think that my resignation has been due to you. It is not so. You know, or perhaps you don't, that ever since the war broke

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