"Nay," said Lady Anne, "I do believe Master Giles--"
"My name be'st Myles," corrected Myles.
"Very well, then, Master Myles, I say I do believe that thou meanest no harm in coming hither; ne'theless it was ill of thee so to do. An my father should find thee here, he would have thee shrewdly punished for such trespassing. Dost thou not know that no one is permitted to enter this place--no, not even my uncle George? One fellow who came hither to steal apples once had his ears shaven close to his head, and not more than a year ago one of the cook's men who climbed the wall early one morning was shot by the watchman."
"Aye," said Myles, "I knew of him who was shot, and it did go somewhat against my stomach to venture, knowing what had happed to him. Ne'theless, an I gat not the ball, how were we to play more to-day at the trap?"
"Marry, thou art a bold fellow, I do believe me," said the young lady, "and sin thou hast come in the face of such peril to get thy ball, thou shalt not go away empty. Whither didst thou strike it?"
"Over yonder by the cherry-tree," said Myles, jerking his head in that direction. "An I may go get it, I will trouble ye no more." As he spoke he made a motion to leave them.
"Stay!" said the Lady Anne, hastily; "remain where thou art. An thou cross the open, some one may haply see thee from the house, and will give the alarm, and thou wilt be lost. I will go get thy ball."
And so she left Myles and her cousin, crossing the little plots of grass and skirting the rosebushes to the cherry-tree.
was scarcely superior to an English cottager. At night
leave the new creation in dependence to Germanism or to
and rotten, and the cultivated brutality tinged with contempt
sort flourishes. Its holder need not have either brain
The people here live chiefly on shell-fish and potatoes.
eighteen months of his life. It was in that old royal and