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PART III - CHAPTER IV
DOMESTIC LIFE AT THE 'RAM'

' I suppose she felt she 'd enjoy a pleasant chat, all quiet,' I answered.
`But she knew quite well you were coming, and what it would be. But a woman 's no damn foresight.'
'Nay, what does it matter!' said I.
'Sunday 's the only day we can have a bit of peace, so she might keep 'em quiet then.'
` I suppose it was the only time, too, that she could have a quiet gossip,' I replied.
`But you don't know,' he said, `there seems to be never a minute of freedom. Teenie sleeps in now, and lives with us in the kitchen-Oswald as well-so I never know what it is to have a moment private. There doesn't seem a single spot anywhere where I can sit quiet. It 's the kids all day, and the kids all night, and the servants, and then all the men in the house-I sometimes feel as if I should like to get away. I shall leave the pub as soon as I can-only Meg doesn't want to.'
`But if you leave the public-house-what then?'
`I should like to get back on a farm. This is no sort of a place, really, for farming. I've always got some business on hand, there 's a traveller to see, or I've got to go to the brewers, or I've somebody to look at a horse, or something. Your life's all messed up. If I had a place of riiy own, and ?armed it in peace-'
'You 'd be as miserable as you could be„ I said.
`Perhaps so,' he assented, in his old reflective rianner. `Perhaps so! Anyhow, I needn't bother, for I feel as if I never shall go back-to the land.'
`Which means at the bottom of your heart you don't intend to,' I said laughing.
'Perhaps so!' he again yielded. 'You see I'm doing pretty well here-apart from the public-house: I always think that 's Meg's. Come and look in the stable. I've got a shire mare, and two nags : pretty good. I went down to Melton Mowbray with Tom Mayhew, to a chap they've had dealings with. Tom 's all right, and he knows how to buy, but he is such a lazy careless devil, too lazy to be bothered to sell '
George was evidently interested. As we went round to the stables, Emily came out with the baby, which was

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