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"Madam, I beg you not to trouble yourself with a bag; I will provide
oats. But before you commence your tedious sitting, I intend to give
you a treat. Let us have a dinner-party all to ourselves!
"May I ask you to bring up some herbs from the farm-garden to
make a savoury omelette? Sage and thyme, and mint and two
onions, and some parsley. I will provide lard for the stuff—lard for
the omelette," said the hospitable gentleman with sandy whiskers.