The book opens in the stagnant, wet spring of 1950 at Hart House, a lonesome English manse a mile away from the nearest road.
Mubarak owns a six-floor Georgian manse in the Knightsbridge section of London.
The manse meadows were gained by a rustic foot-bridge spanning the creek which skirted these.
He frequents an old abbey or a manse; The ostrich eats him if he gets a chance.
Yesterday, when Flora and I sat at our sewing in the manse parlour, something happened which has set everything in a turmoil.
“But it maun be,” she said to herself, as she went to the door of the manse.
Go when she would, it was always fête at Gouda manse, and she was received like a little queen.
The day arrived when Janet and her charges must quit the manse.
Aren't the women having some sort of welcome hurrah up at the manse?
When I reached the manse, it stood alone in the starry blue night.