1. Once in his weird mood he thought he saw a pale light moving about the
room, and another time he thought
he saw her walking in the orchard after dark.
2. He had not seen the aged farmer in months, not since his wife's death, and
he wondered now, seeing him looking
3. They could not see him, with homely rural understanding and forethought,
sheltering himself in hay-cocks, or by the sides of cattle, whose warm bodies
protected him from the cold, and whose dull understandings were not opposed
to his harmless presence.
4. Sometimes, after throwing away his cane, and finding it indicating the
direction from which he had just come, he would shake his head wearily and
philosophically, as if contemplating the unbelievable or an untoward fate, and
then start briskly off.
5. He had been expecting and dreaming of this hour all these years, and now as
he saw the feeble light dancing lightly before him he peered at it questioningly,
one thin hand in his gray hair.