Stevens 1884-11-17

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Received from Skinner & Son cheque for apples sold, amounting to £12.12. My expenses this side were about £2.12 besides Webb’s time. There were 72 bushels of 56 lbs. The cost of freight by carrier and rail was a very heavy item.

Drove Kitty to Brailes and Winderton, Frank accompanying us. Kitty told us of Mr Mountain’s Gardener who was fond of fine words – Mrs M. asked him where a certain young cockerel was

“O, he’s secluded, mem, I thought it better to hisolate ‘im for the pro tem.”

I called to see John Horsman a day or two ago. He has been very ill with a sort of rheumatic attack. But he told me he thought he’d “had a lack o’ Paradise, or whatever it is as they calls it you know Sir.”