And without another word, or so much as a glance at grice, he slowly walked away and returned to his room.
Nothing, indeed, could be in greater contrast than grice's shop and grice's house.
grice was with his solicitor, Mr. Camberley, in Sicaster, by ten o'clock next morning.
But grice strode on towards his trap; the tight lip tighter than ever.
"Fine day, isn't it—splendid weather for——" grice cut him short with a scowl.
"And for next to nowt, no doubt," remarked grice, with a sly look.
When he came to the farm Mr. grice was resolved to take nothing less than the whole sum that he had with him.
"There's no fear about t'lasses," declared grice, emphatically.
He fetched the bill of sale; on reading it, Mr. grice's color changed, and he sent for Mrs. grice.
grice glanced nervously at the curtained door which led into the shop.