Stevens 1884-08-22

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I went up to the school this afternoon to see how Horsman was getting on with his job of laying the slate slabs at the door in place of the old broken stones. I thought he and his boy had gone away as I could see no one, but walking to the rear of the school found them both lying on the ground asleep with their backs propped up against the wall. I did not disturb them, but before I left I saw the boy peeping about, and allowed him to see me. Then I walked away. The weather was very sultry which may be some excuse for them: and I dare say the man’s nights have been somewhat disturbed during his wife’s illness.