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But at other moments his face would twinkle with a very sunshine of smiles, as he was conscious of having caught exactly the curve which expressed obstinacy in this pig s back, or the air of reckless defiance in that other s tail. And so he learned little or nothing, and improved in his drawing, and kept the school quiet, and had always a pocket well filled with sweet things, nails, string, tops, balls, and such treasures, earned by his art. One day as he sat making pigs for one after another of the group of children round him, a pig of especial humor having drawn a murmur of delight from the circle, this murmur was dismally echoed by a sob from a little maid on the outside of the group. It was Master Chuter s little daughter, a non disposable face mask pretty child, with an oval, dainty featured face, and a prim gentleness about her, like a good little girl in a good little story. The intervening young rustics began to nudge each other and look back at her. Kitty Chuter be crying they whispered. What be amiss with ee, then, Kitty Chuter said Jan, looking up from his work and the question was passed on with some impatience, as her tears prevented her reply. What be amiss with ee Janny Lake have never made a pig for I, sobbed the little maid, with her head dolefully inclined to her left shoulder, and her oval face pulled to a doubly pensive length. I axed my vather to let me get him a posy, and a said I might. And I got un some vine Bloody Warriors, and a heap of Boy s Love off our big bush, that smelled beautiful. And vather says a can have some water blobs off our pond when they blows. But Tommy Green met I as a was coming down to school, and a snatched my vlowers from me, and I begged un to let me keep some of un, and a only laughed at me. And I daren t go back, for I was late and now I ve nothin to give Janny Lake to make a draft of a pig for I. And, hav.ide an inferior, ill conditioned beast, and fell off that, at the very moment when it was a matter of life or death to be able to ride away. The horse fell on him, but struggled up again, and Tony managed to keep hold of it. It was in trying to remount that he discovered, by helplessness and anguish, that one of his legs was crushed and broken, and that no feat of which non disposable face mask he was master would get him into the saddle. Not able even to stand alone, awkwardly, agonizingly unable to mount his restive horse, his life was yet so strong within him And on one side of him rolled the dust and smoke cloud of his advancing foe, and on the other, that which covered his retreating friends. 48 He turned one piteous gaze after them, with a bitter twinge, not of reproach, but of loneliness and then, dragging himself up by the side of his horse, he turned the other way and drew out his pistol, and waited for the end. Whether he waited seconds or minutes he never knew, before some one gripped him by the arm. Jackanapes God bless you It s my left leg. If you could get me on It was like Tony s luck that his pistol went off at his horse s tail, and made it plunge but Jackanapes threw him across the saddle. Hold on anyhow, and stick your spur in. I ll lead him. Keep your head down, they re non disposable face mask firing high. And Jackanapes laid his head down to Lollo s ear. 49 It was when they were fairly off, that a sudden upspringing of the enemy in all directions had made it necessary to change the gradual retirement of our force into as rapid a retreat as possible. And when Jackanapes became aware of this, and felt the lagging and swerving of Tony s horse, he began to wish he had thrown his friend across his own saddle, and left their lives to Lollo. When Tony became aware of it, several things came into his head. 1. That the dangers of their ride for life were designer surgical masks now more than doubled. 2. That if Jackanapes and Lollo were not burdened with him they would undoubtedly escape. 3. That Jackanapes life was infinitely valuable, and his Tony s was not. 4. That this if he could seize it was the supremest of all the moments in which he had tried to assume the virtues which Jackanapes had by nature and that if he could be courageous and unselfish now 50 He caught at his own reins and spoke very loud Jackanapes It won t do. You and Lollo must go on. Tell the fellows I gave you back to them, with all my heart. Jackanapes, if you love me, leave me There was a daffodil light over the evening sky in front of them, and it shone strangely on Jackanapes hair and face. He turned with an odd look in his eyes that a vainer man than Tony Johnson might have taken for brotherly pride. Then he shook his mop and laughed at him. Leave you To save my skin No, Tony, not to save my soul CHA.
of existence. Oh, dear oh, dear she cried, peering through the crowd I wonder what it is. Tis likely tis a man in a fit now, I shouldn t wonder, or a cart upset, and every soul killed, as it might be ourselves going home this very evening. Dear, dear tis a venturesome thing to leave home, too Ere they be ere they be roared a wave of the crowd, composed of boys, breaking on Mrs. Lake and Jan at this point. Tis the body, sure as death murmured the windmiller s wife but, as she spoke, the street boys set up a lusty cheer, and Jan, who had escaped to explore on his own account, came running back, crying, Tis the Cheap Jack, mammy and he s been getting married. If any thing could have rivalled the interest of a sudden death for Mrs. Lake, it must have been such a wedding as this. She hurried to the front, and was just in time to catch sight of the happy couple as they passed down the street, escorted by a crowd of congratulating boys. If any thing could have rivalled the interest of a sudden death for Mrs. Lake, it must have been such a wedding as this Well done, Cheap John roared one. You ve chose a beauty, is n95 enough for wild you have, cried another. She s arf a non disposable face mask ead taller, anyway, added a third. Many happy returns of the day, Jack yelled a fourth. Jan was charmed, and again and again he drew Mrs. Lake s attention to the fact that it really was the Cheap Jack. But the windmiller s wife was staring at the bride. Not merely because the bride is commonly considered the central figure of a wedding party, but because her face seemed familiar to Mrs. Lake, and she could not remember where she had seen her. Though she could remember nothing, the association seemed to be one of pain. In vain she beat her brains. Memory was an almost uncultivated quality with her, and, like the rest of her intellectual powers, had a nervous, skittish way of deserting her in need, as if from timidity. Mrs. Lake could sometimes remember things when she got into bed, but on this occasion her pillow did not assist her and the windmiller snubbed her for making such a caddle about a woman s face she might have seen anywhere or nowhere, for that matter so she got no help from him. And it was not till after the Cheap Jack and his wife had left the neighborhood, that one night she was in bed it suddenly came to her, as she said, that the dwarf s bride was the woman who had brought Jan to non disposable face mask the mill, on the night of the great storm. CHAPTER XIV. SUBLUNARY ART. JAN GOES TO SCHOOL. DAME DATCHETT AT HOME. JAN S FIRST SCHOOL SCRAPE. JAN DEFENDS HIMSELF. Even the hero of a tale cannot always be heroic, nor of romantic or poetic tastes. The wonderful beauty of the night sky and the moon had been fully felt by the artist nature of the child Jan p2 mask rating but about this time he took to the st.essamine but the General was dead. He had lived on the Green for many years, during which he and the Postman saluted each other with a punctiliousness that it almost drilled one to witness. He would have completely spoiled Jackanapes if Miss Jessamine s conscience would have let him otherwise he somewhat dragooned his neighbors, and was as positive about parish matters as a ratepayer about the army. A stormy tempered, tender hearted soldier, irritable with the suffering of wounds of which he never spoke, whom all the village followed to his grave with tears. The General s death was a great shock to Miss Jessamine, and her nephew stayed with her for some little time after the funeral. Then he was obliged to join his regiment, which was ordered abroad. 42 One effect of the conquest which n95 resp the General had gained over the affections of the village, was a considerable abatement of the popular prejudice against the military. Indeed the village was now somewhat importantly represented in the army. There was the General himself, and the Postman, and is a n n95 dust mask a respirator the Black Captain s tablet in the church, and Jackanapes, and Tony Johnson, and a Trumpeter. The General s Grandson Tony Johnson had no more natural taste for fighting than for riding, but he was as devoted as ever to Jackanapes, and that was how it came about that Mr. Johnson bought him a commission in the same cavalry regiment that the General s grandson whose commission had been given him by the Iron Duke was non disposable face mask in, and that he was quite content to be the butt of the mess where Jackanapes was the hero and that when Jackanapes wrote home to Miss Jessamine, Tony wrote with the same purpose to his mother namely, to demand her congratulations that they were on active service at last, and were ordered to the front. And he added a postscript to the effect that she could have no idea how popular Jackanapes was, nor how 43 splendidly he rode the wonderful red charger whom he had named after his old friend Lollo. Sound Retire A Boy Trumpeter, grave with the weight of responsibilities and accoutrements beyond his years, and stained, so that his own mother would not have known him, with the sweat and dust of battle, did as he was bid and then pushing his trumpet pettishly aside, adjusted his weary legs for the hundredth time to the horse which was a world too big for him, and muttering, Tain t a pretty tune, tried to see something of this, his first engagement, before it came to an end. Being literally in the thick of it, he could hardly have seen less or known less of what happened in that particular skirmish if he had been at home in England. For many good reasons including dust and smoke, and that what attention he dared distract from his commanding officer was pretty well absorbed by k.an but a chorus of cowardly little voices drowned him, and curried favor with the Dame by crying, Tis Jan Lake, the miller s son, missus. And the big boy, conscious of his own breach of good manners, atoned for it by officiously dragging Jan to Dame Datchett s elbow. Hold un vor me, said the Dame, settling her spectacles firmly on her nose. And with infinite delight the great booby held Jan to receive his thwacks from the strap which the Dame had of late years substituted for the birch rod. And as Jan writhed, he chuckled as heartily as before, it being an amiable feature in the character of such clowns that, so long as they can enjoy a guffaw at somebody s expense, the subject of their ridicule is not a matter of much choice or discrimination. After the first angry sob, Jan set his teeth disposable medical mask and bore his punishment in a proud silence, quite incomprehensible by the small rustics about him, who, like the pigs of the district, were in the habit of crying out in good time before they were hurt as a preventive measure. Strangely enough, it gave the biggest boy the impression that Jan was poor spirited, and unable to take his own part, a temptation to bully him too strong to be resisted. So when the school broke up, and the children were scattering over the road and water meads, the wide mouthed boy came up to Jan and snatched his slate from him. Give Jan his slate cried Jan, indignantly. He was five years old, but the other was seven, and he held the slate above his head. And who be Jan, then, thee little gallus bird said he, tauntingly. I be Jan answered the little fellow, defiantly. Jan Lake, the miller s son. Give I his slate Thee s not a miller s son, said the other and the rest of the children began to gather round. I be a miller s son, reiterated Jan. And I ve got a miller s thumb, too and he turned up his little thumb for confirmation of the fact. Thee s not a miller s son, repeated the other, with a grin. Thee s nobody s child, thee is. Master Lake s not thy vather, nor Mrs. Lake bean t thy mother. Thee was brought to the mill in a sack of grist, thee was. In saying which, the boy repeated a popular version of Jan s history. If any one had been present outside Dame Datchett s cottage at that moment who had been in the windmill when Jan first came to it, he would have seen a likeness so vivid between the face of the child and the face of the man who brought him to the mill as would have seemed to clear up at least one point of the mystery of his parentage. Pride and wrath convulsed every line of the square, quaint face, and seemed to narrow it to the likeness of the man s, as, with his black eyes blazing with passion, Jan flew at his enemy. The boy still held Jan s slate on high, and with a derisive haw haw he broug.
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He himself, he says, actually swooned at the s.s he transparent medical mask spoke. By Jove I heard him call, a moment later, and turned to see what had caused his exclamation but for the moment he was hidden by the willows, and I could not find him. What in the world s this I heard him cry again, and this time his voice had become serious. I ran up quickly and joined him on the bank. He was looking over the river, pointing at something in the water. non disposable face mask Good Heavens, it s a man s body he cried excitedly. Look A black thing, turning over and over in the foaming waves, swept rapidly past. It kept disappearing and coming up to the surface again. It was about twenty feet from the shore, and just as it was opposite to where we stood it lurched round and looked straight at us. We saw its eyes reflecting the sunset, and gleaming an odd yellow as the body turned over. Then it gave a swift, gulping plunge, and dived out of sight in a flash. An otter, by gad we exclaimed in the same breath, laughing. It was an otter, alive, and out on the hunt yet it had looked exactly like the body of a drowned man turning helplessly in the current. Far below it came to the surface once again, and we saw its black skin, wet and shining in the sunlight. Then, too, just as we turned back, our arms full of driftwood, another thing happened to recall us to the river bank. This time it really was a man, and what was more, a man in a boat. Now a small boat on the Danube was an unusual sight at any time, but here in this deserted region, and at flood time, it was so unexpected as to constitute a real event. We stood and stared. Whether it was due to the slanting sunlight, or the refraction from the wonderfully illumined water, I cannot say, but, whatever the cause, I found it difficult to focus my sight properly upon the flying apparition. It seemed, however, to be a man standing upright in a sort of flat bottomed boat, steering with a long oar, and being carried down the opposite shore at a tremendous pace. He apparently was looking across in our direction, but the distance was too great and the light too uncertain for us to make out very plainly what he was about. It seemed to me that he was gesticulating and making signs at us. His voice came across the water to us shouting something furiously but the wind drowned it so that no single word was audible. There was something curious about the whole appearance man, boat, signs, voice that made an impression on me out of all proportion to its cause. He s crossing himself I cried. Look, he s making the sign of the cross I believe you re right, the Swede said, shading his eyes with his hand and watching the man out of sight. He seemed to be gone in a moment, melting away down there into the sea of willows where the sun caught them in the bend of the river and turned them int.