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The old hound is the best when all is said," quoth the bailiff of Southampton, as they made back for the roadway.
There is little merit in this confession," quoth the bailiff sternly.
Young clerk," said the bailiff, "you speak of that of which you know nothing.
At the command of the bailiff they plucked off the fellow's shoe, and there sure enough at the side of the instep, wrapped in a piece of fine sendall, lay a long, dark splinter of wood.
Bear in mind too, that it is Herward the bailiff for whom you pray, and not Herward the sheriff, who is my uncle's son.
A minute later the bailiff and four of his men rode past him on their journey back to Southampton, the other two having been chosen as grave-diggers.
The clerk whispered to the judge, and the bailiff smiled.
he said to the bailiff, quite forgiving him for the buckwheat under the influence of his delight in the calf.
You must settle with him, Konstantin Dmitrievitch," said the bailiff.
He went straight from the cowhouse to the counting house, and after a little conversation with the bailiff and Semyon the contractor, he went back to the house and straight upstairs to the drawing room.
My lady had discovered that I was getting old before I had discovered it myself, and she had come to my cottage to wheedle me (if I may use such an expression) into giving up my hard out-of-door work as bailiff, and taking my ease for the rest of my days as steward in the house.
My mind being relieved in this manner, I went to sleep that night in the character of Lady Verinder's farm bailiff, and I woke up the next morning in the character of Lady Verinder's house-steward.