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He said: "It looks as if four hills were laying their heads together to shut out daylight from the black, blackguardly abyss of a hole that it is, and goes straight down from the roadside as perpendicularly as it can go, to be a heathery brae.
Fortunately for everyone, the blackguardly father chooses this moment to fall into the mill-pond, be dragged out three-quarters drowned, be given up for dead by his fellow-rustics, be saved by Dr.