And now, as they rolled on between the dripping hedges,
she knew that the trembling of hope and fear was gone, and that a sudden misery, like that of the earth and sky, had settled upon her.
But he was not anxious to meet Mrs. Tom, so he hung about behind the hedges
till Nance happened to come out of the house, and then he whistled softly and beckoned to her to come to him.
I was forthwith provided with an apron, and introduced to the slim and anaemic but cheerful Johnny Hedges,
the shipping clerk, hard at work in the alley.