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“But how came my father to be so banned?” said Myles, in a constrained and husky voice, and after a long time of silence.
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Sir James smiled grimly. “Thou talkest like a boy,” said he. “Wait until thou art grown to be a man. Mayhap then thou mayst repent thee of these bold words, for one time this enemy of thy father’s was reckoned the foremost knight in England, and he is now the King’s dear friend and a great lord.”
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Earl. An he befriended Falworth, and it came to be known that he had given him aid or succor, it might belike be to his own undoing. No, boy; thou must not even look to be taken into the household to serve with gentlemen as the other squires do serve, but must even 杭州足浴名店 live thine own life here and fight thine own way.”
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cost him naught to honor me, and here am I fallen to be a teacher of boys. Go to! thou art a fool.”
Then, after a little pause of brooding silence, he went on to say that the Earl was no better or worse than the rest of the world. That men of his position had many jealous enemies, ever seeking their ruin, and that such must look first of all each to himself, or else be certainly 杭州丝袜女qq ruined, and drag down others in that ruin. Myles was silenced, but the bitterness had entered his heart, and abided with him for many a day afterwards.
Perhaps Sir James read his feelings in his frank face, for he sat looking curiously at him