Telage, and had looked up to their neighbour of Mount Vernon

as their guide, director,
friend, as, indeed, almost everybody seemed to do
who came in contact with the simple and upright young man. Himself of
the most scrupulous gravity and good-breeding, in his communication with other folks he appeared to exact, or, at
any rate, to occasion, the same behaviour. His
nature was above levity and jokes: they seemed out of place when addressed to him. He was slow of comprehending them:
and they slunk as it were abashed out of his society. "He always see med great to me," says Harry Warrington, in one of his letters many years after the date of

which we are writing; "and I never thought of him otherwise than as a hero. When he came over to Castlewood and taught us boys
surveying, to see him riding to hounds was as if he was charging an army.
If he fired a shot, I thought the bird must come down, and if he flung a net, the largest fish in the
river were sure to be in it. Hi