“No, I never inquire. But I told a man mending a hedge that it was Thornton Lacey, and he agreed to it.”
“You have a good memory. I had forgotten having ever told you half so much of the place.”
Thornton Lacey was the name of his impending29 living, as Miss Crawford well knew; and her interest in a negotiation30 for William Price’s knave31 increased.
“Well,” continued Edmund, “and how did you like what you saw?”
“Very much indeed. You are a lucky fellow. There will be work for five summers at least before the place is liveable.”
“No, no, not so bad as that. The farmyard must be moved, I grant you; but I am not aware of anything else. The house is by no means bad, and when the yard is removed, there may be a very tolerable approach to it.”