It was as he had supposed, and Mrs. edlin had sent out the man to break the news to him.
Phillotson crossed the green with her, bidding her good-night at Mrs. edlin's door.
Jude found his aunt even worse than the communication from the Widow edlin had led him to expect.
When Mrs. edlin had gone back to her cottage Phillotson spoke moodily.
They were both looking at Jude's face, the worn old eyelids of Mrs. edlin being red.
Mrs. edlin was much upset by it all, and spoke out her mind at Phillotson.
The gate of Mrs. edlin's cottage clicked, and somebody began crossing in the direction of the school.
Sue seemed relieved, and hurried back to Mrs. edlin's chamber.
In the lonely room of his aunt's house, Jude sat watching the cottage of the Widow edlin as it disappeared behind the night shade.
They started arm in arm for the office aforesaid, no witness accompanying them except the Widow edlin.