She could hear Mrs. leat, the widow who acted as postmistress, walking about over her head.
But at the rate they are devouring their green stuff there will not be a leat, scarcely a stem left in another hour; and then?
"Slan leat," repeated the Dark Master and turned his back, gazing down at the fire.
Both little shrill voices were obsequious with the information that he had gone towards the leat.
Much of the snow that had been removed from the leat had drifted back, and part of the work had to be done over again.
Then I went up to the leat, set up my muslin net in it for insects floating down, and then went across to the stream and bathed.
For nearly twelve hours a gang of men dug at the drift, and succeeded in freeing the leat and saving the town from a water famine.