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three paces further on than a beautiful pink-cheeked young lady drew aside the curtain & cast her dimpled smiles upon the passers-by.

At the village itself the characteristic church spires attracted us & we visited the two local Anglican Churches & had a good look, inside & outside of both of them & were much struck by their age & by the many fond associations which they brought into our minds.

Altogether, we spent quite an enjoyable afternoon at Shrewton, wandering through its chief streets & peering at anything & everything that attracted our curiosity. We winked at the children we saw, & they thought this great fun; we tried sliding along a frozen ditch on our hard boots & when Alan sat down on the ice, the girls who were near laughed; but having no money & being hungry on account of the cold we had to return early for tea & so did not see

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