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What I really can't forgive is that you're closing Mr. Smart down. ' Neil blinked. Mr. Smart. Joinery. Sausages... By golly, the grapevine was far and away the most efficient thing he'd struck yet! 'And he needs the money so badly,' went on Sharon, her words tumbling out headlong. 'His wife has arthritis, he has to do everything for her, and that rules out the usual working hours. ' Neil had gone rather red. 'I have no intention of "closing him down", as you put it, but it's idiocy to try and hold the evening class together by bribery!
Some trouble they've hushed up. An entirely personal matter. But we mustn't be uncharitable,' said Mr. Cragill. ' Under the circumstances, that was wildly funny, yet Sharon felt no inclination to smile. She was watching a sweet innocent robin, its breast a rich orange - never, never the pillar box red of the Christmas cards - perch on Mr. Cragill's abandoned spade and wait bright-eyed for him to turn up some more juicy morsels. As a turner- up of juicy morsels from under turfs and stones Mr. Cragill would certainly gain first prize in the maximum class, thought Sharon.
Believe it or not, she had bought a jug to match her eyes! Just like a woman... CHAPTER TWO 'I had such hopes,' said Sharon. ' Miss Frith dabbed at her eyes. ' 'Don't make excuses for him,' Sharon said sternly. ' faltered Miss Frith. ' Ahead of her in the lane where she was walking with Miss Frith and Miss Frith's little dog Barbiole danced and scurried the throng clad in russet and scarlet; and under every wayside tree autumn had piled its treasure in different textures and colours: the horse-chestnut leaves like splayed fingers, the small glossy beech, the crimson of mountain ash, the wood-brown oak leaves and the huge, curled-up leaves of sycamore, many already rotted down to fine lace.