Anne Severn and the Fieldings

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: in ANNE AND JERROLD " 'Where have you been all the day, Rendal, my son? Where have you been all the day, my pretty one? . . .' " Five years had passed. It was August, nineteen ten. Anne had come again. She sat out on the terrace with Adeline, while Colin's song drifted out to them thro gh the open window. It was her first day, the first time for three years. Anne's calendar was blank from nineteen seven to nineteen ten. When she was seventeen she had left Cheltenham and gone to live with Grandpapa Everitt at the Essex farm. Grandpapa Everitt wanted her more than Grandmamma Severn, who had Aunt Emily; so Anne had stayed with him all that time. She had spent it learning to farm and looking after Grandpapa on his bad days. For the last year of his life all his days had been bad. Now he was dead, dead three months ago, and Anne had the farm. She was going to train for five years under the man who had worked it for Grandpapa; after that she meant to manage it herself. She had been trying to tell Aunt Adeline all about it, but you could see she wasn't interested. She kept on saying "Yes" and "Oh" and "Really"? in the wrongplaces. She never could listen to you for long together, and this afternoon she was evidently thinking of something else, perhaps of John Severn, who had been home on leave and gone again without coming to the Fieldings. " 'I've been to my sweetheart, mother, make my bed soon, For I'm sick to my heart and I fain would lie down. . .' " Mournful, and beautiful, Colin's song came through the windows, and Anne thought of Jerrold who was not there. He was staying in Yorkshire with some friends of his, the Durhams. He would be back to-morrow. He would have got away from the Durhams. ..." 'make my bed soon. . .' " To-morrow. To-morrow. "Who a... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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