1. The woman busied herself with cooking, while the man was slicing
bacon and firing the stove. 2. He was up before the sun on the last day.
A gale from the west had been blowing all night, making him wakeful. 3. It was a
cold, harsh, winter day. There had been snow some hours before, and itwas lying, not deep, but hard-frozen on the ground. 4. He was trying to catch
what thay were saying, but they were too far from him and speaking in very low
voices. 5. As the wet twilight was deepening, I stopped in a solitary
bridle-path, which I had been pursuing for an hour or more. 6. He was not so mush
surprised to see me as I had expected. 7. I had gone to bed and fallen asleep,
when my guardian knocked at the door of my room and begged me to get up
directly. 8. I had had a wash and brush-up before starting out to go to
the luncheon Elliot had invited me to, when thay rang up from the
reception to say that he was below. 9. Mrs Bedwin, who was listening at the
parlour door, (hastened into the corridor in a breathless state. 10. Sara had been right in her prediction. Madam Sharon's face was a picture that
next morning when she found) out that Sara had gone.