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	   John and William Tew.
She said she didn�t object to being �a little dull�;
thought the weather very hot, and told me one or
two things about her voyage.    Baker called her �Jane�
she was a Mrs. Puckeridge.        We met her husband
when near Paris, on our road homewards.     John
Tew is younger that William by three or four years;
a tall, strong, dark-haired, heavy-whiskered, sun-
baked fellow, who in his high-boots might have
sat for the portrait of the bean-ideal of smuggler.
  John Conworth crossed the Atlantic with these stal-
wart Warwickshire brothers; then much about his
own age.    John was �what you might call a school-
boy, with long hair,� which, becoming populated, �he
got Bill to cut it, when Bill made a regular, fightin�
cock on him!�   John Tew evidently works harder
than his Epicurean brother, liking sporting almost as
much.         When we got back to William�s we found
the Britishers there.     They had been to look at John
Conworth�s farm and supped there.       William was
for inviting them to stay all night, but they didn�t
do it, going off to the tavern at �Bensville,� as the
village of a dozen houses is called.
  27.  Tuesday.   Fishing on the island with William
under cover of the thickly-leaved trees during a smart
summer shower of rain.         Loafing in the afternoon.
John Tew called and we had more talk of Pine Pond.
A thunderstorm during the evening.               
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