THE CASE OF RICHARD MEYNELL pdf free download. Hullo, Preston! don’t trouble to go in.”
The postman, just guiding his bicycle into the Rectory drive, turned at the summons and dismounted. The Rector approached him from the road, and the postman, diving into his letter-bag and into the box of his bicycle, brought out a variety of letters and packages, which he placed in the Rector’s hands.
The recipient smiled.
“My word, what a post! I say, Preston, I add to your burdens pretty considerably.”
“It don’t matter, sir, I’m sure,” said the postman civilly. “There’s not a deal of letters delivered in this village.”
“No, we don’t trouble pen and ink much in Upcote,” said the Rector; “and it’s my belief that half the boys and girls that do learn to read and write at school make a point of forgetting it as soon as they can—for all practical purposes, anyway.”
“Well, there’s a deal of newspapers read now, sir, compared to what there was.”
“Newspapers? Yes, I do see a Reynolds or a People or two about on Sunday. Do you think anybody reads much else than the betting and the police news, eh, Preston?”
Preston looked a little vacant. His expression seemed to say, “And why should they?” The Rector, with his arms full of the post, smiled again and turned away, looking back, however, to say:
“Wife all right again?”
“Pretty near, sir; but she’s had an awful bad time, and the doctor—he makes her go careful.”
“Quite right. Has Miss Puttenham been looking after her?”
“She’s been most kind, sir, most attentive, she have,” said the postman warmly, his long hatchet face breaking into animation.
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