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.