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PART I - CHAPTER IV
THE FATHER


'She only came to change her dress. She put the green poplin on. She wondered where you'd gone.'
What did yon tell her?
`I said you 'd just gone out a bit. She said she was glad. She was as lively as a squirrel.'
Rebecca looked wistfully at my mother. At length the latter said:
'He's dead, Rebecca. I have seen him.'
'Now thank God for that-no more need to worrv over him.'
'Well!-He died all alone, Rebecca-all alone.'
`He died as you 've lived,' said Becky with some asperity.
`But I've had the children, I've had the children we won't tell Lettie, Rebecca.'
`No 'm.' Rebecca left the room.
`You and Lettie will have the money,' said mother to me. There was a sum of four thousand pounds or so. It was left to my mother; or, in default, to Lettie and me. 'Well, mother-if it 's ours, it 's yours.'
There was silence for some minutes, then she said: 'You might have had a father-'
'We 're thankful we hadn't, mother. You spared us that.'
`But how can you tell?' said my mother.
'I can,' I replied. `And I am thankful to you.'
'If ever you feel scorn for one who is near you rising in your throat, try and be generous, my lad.'
'Well-' said I.
`Yes,' she replied, `we'll say no more. Some time you must tell Lettie-you tell her.'
I did tell her, a week or so afterwards.
'Who knows?' she asked, her face hardening.
`Mother, Becky, and ourselves.'
`Nobody else?'
'No.'
'Then it 's a good thing he is out of the way if he was such a nuisance to mother. Where is she?'
'Upstairs.'
Lettie ran to her.

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