It was not the devil," said the niece, "but a magician who came on a cloud one night after the day your worship left this, and dismounting from a serpent that he rode he entered the room, and what he did there I know not, but after a little while he made off, flying through the roof, and left the house full of smoke; and when we went to see what he had done we saw neither book nor room: but we remember very well, the housekeeper and I, that on leaving
, the old villain said in a loud voice that, for a private grudge he owed the owner of the books and the room, he had done mischief in that house that would be discovered by-and-by: he said too that his name was the Sage Munaton.
And he hastened away, leaving
her to watch the fire beneath the gloomy pines.
After again leaving
Marlott, her home, she had got through the spring and summer without any great stress upon her physical powers, the time being mainly spent in rendering light irregular service at dairy-work near Port-Bredy to the west of the Blackmoor Valley, equally remote from her native place and from Talbothays.
The assistant passed on to the second secretary and before leaving
the room paid him four shillings for washing money, two shillings for the club, and any fines that he might have incurred.
In this unconsciousness she passed away, without knowing that she was leaving
At two in the morning Boxtel saw Rosa leaving
the chamber; but evidently she held in her arms something which she carried with great care.
On the point of leaving
the house, he remembered that Emily would probably expect him to return the Handbill.