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back with us; and - er - by the way, I understand that Master Reginald purchased a coat, a shirt, and a pair of trousers of you, for which he has already paid a deposit of sixpence. Now, if you will let me know their value - " "That's hall right, Mr. Brent, sir. Betwixt you and me, sir, they wasn't up to much, nohow, the coat being tightish, sir - tightish - and the trousis uncommon short in the leg for a man o' my hinches, sir." "Nevertheless," said I, "a coat's a coat, and a pair of trousers are indubitably a pair of trousers, and nothing can alter the fact; so if you will send me in a bill some time I shall be glad." "Very good, Mr. Brent, sir." Saying which Peter touched his hat and turning, drove away. "Now," I said as I rejoined Lisbeth and the Imp, "I shall be glad if you will tell me how long it should take for my garden to look fair enough to welcome you?" "Oh, well, it depends upon the gardener, and the weather, and - and heaps of things," she answered, flashing her dimple at me, "On the contrary," I retorted, shaking my head, "it depends altogether upon the whim of the most beautiful, tempting - " "Supposing," sighed Lisbeth, "supposing we talk of fish!" "You haven't been fishing lately, Uncle Dick," put in the Imp. "I've had no cause to," I answered; "you see, I am guilty of such things only when life assumes a grey monotony of hue and everything is a flat, dreary desolation. Do you understand, Imp?" "Not 'zackly - but it sounds fine! Auntie Lisbeth," he said suddenly, as we paused at the Shrubbery gate, "don't you think my outlaw must be very, very fond of Uncle Dick to kiss his hand?" "Why, of course he must," nodded Lisbeth. "If," he went on thoughtfully, "if you loved somebody - very much would you kiss their hand, Auntie Lisbeth ?" "I don't know - of course not!" "But why not - s'posing their hand was nice an' clean ?" "Oh, well - really I don't know. Imp, run along to bed; do." 90

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