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PART III - CHAPTER VI
PISGAH

piano the girl child sat laughing, pressing her mother's feet with all her strength, and laughing again. Lettie smiled as she sang.
At last they kissed us a gentle `good night,' and flitted out of the room. The girl popped her curly head round the door again. We saw the white cuff on the nurse's wrist as she held the youngster's arm.
'You'll come and kiss us when we're in bed, mum?' asked the rogue. Her mother laughed and agreed.
Lucy was withdrawn for a moment; then we heard her: `Just a tick, nurse, just half a tick!'
The curly head appeared round the door again.
`And one teenie sweetie,' she suggested, `only one !'
`Go, you !' Lettie clapped her hands in mock wrath. The child vanished, but immediately there appeared again round the door two blue laughing eyes and the snub tip of a nose.
`A nice one, mum-not a jelly one !'
Lettie rose with a rustle to sweep upon her. The child vanished with a glitter of laughter. We heard her calling breathlessly on the stairs-'Wait a bit, Freddie-wait for me!'
George and Lettie smiled at each other when the children had gone. As the smile died from their faces they looked down sadly, and until dinner was announced they were very still and heavy with melancholy. After dinner Lettie debated pleasantly which bon-bon she should take for the children. When she came down again she smoked a cigarette with us over coffee. George did not like to see her smoking, yet he brightened a little when he sat down after giving her a light, pleased with the mark of recklessness in her.
`It is ten years to-day since my party at Woodside,' she said, reaching for the small Roman salt-cellar of green jade that she used as an ash-tray.
'My Lord-ten years !' he exclaimed bitterly. 'It seems a hundred.'
'It does and it doesn't,' she answered, smiling.
'If I look straight back, and think of my excitement, it seems only yesterday. If I look between then and now, at all the days that lie between, it is an age.'

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