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PART II - CHAPTER VII
THE FASCINATIONS OF THE FORBIDDEN APPLE

He obeyed me, not having energy to question; his strength had gone, and his splendid physique seemed shrunken; he walked weakly. I looked away from him, for in his feebleness he was already beginning to feel ludicrous.
We got into the barn unperceived, and I watched him climb the ladder to the loft. Then I went indoors to tell them.
I told them Lettie had promised to be at Highclose for tea, that George had a bilious attack, and was mooning about the barn till it was over; he had been badly sick. We ate tea without zest or enjoyment. Meg was wistful and i11 at ease; the father talked to her and made much of her; the mother did not care for her much.
`I can't understand it,' said the mother, `he so rarely has anything the matter with him-why, I've hardly known the day! Are you sure it 's nothing serious, Cyril? It seems such a thing-and just when Meg happened to be down-just when Meg was coming !'
About half-past six I had again to go and look for him, to satisfy the anxiety of his mother and his sweetheart. I went whistling to let him know I was coming. He lay on a pile of hay in a corner, asleep. He had put his cap under his head to stop the tickling of the hay, and he lay half curled up, sleeping soundly. He was still very pale, and there was on his face the repose and pathos that a sorrow always leaves. As he wore no coat I was afraid he might be chilly, so I covered him up with a couple of sacks, and I left him. I would not have him disturbed-I helped the father about the cowsheds, and with the pigs.
Meg had to go at half-past seven. She was so disappointed that I said:
'Come and have a look at him-I 'll tell him you did.'
He had thrown off the sacks, and spread out his limbs. As he lay on his back, flung out on the hay, he looked big again, and manly. His mouth had relaxed, and taken its old, easy lines. One felt for him now the warmth one feels for any one who sleeps in an attitude of abandon. She leaned over him, and looked at him with a little rapture of love and tenderness; she longed to caress him. Then he stretched himself, and his eves opened. Their sudden

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unclosing gave her a thrill. He smiled sleepily, and murmured: "Allo, Meg!' Then I saw him awake. As he remembered, he turned with a great sighing yawn, hid his face again, and lay still.
`Come along, Meg,' I whispered, `he'll be best asleep.'
'I 'd better cover him up,' she said, takin; the sack and laying it very gently over his shoulders. He kept perfectly still, while I drew her away.

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