An encounter in the mist
It is a commonplace that a journey in hills takes longer than one anticipates, and it was after twelve o'clock when Giles reached his destination: The sun had come out and he was hot' and tired, though much encouraged by the Interest of the quarries he had tome to see. So it was not until half-past three that he started on the retun journey. By this 'time the sun had clouded over again and it look[...]DOWNLOAD REFERAT
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Giles found himself crossing an unfamiliar stream; and he realised that he was lost in earnest He sat down for a few moments ,to consider his position. It was not the prospective discomfort of a night on the hillside that allarmed him, but the certainty 'that Beverley must be seriously upset by his nonappearance. He pictured the assembling of a' search party from every cottage on the estate . With this in mind one can appreciate how relieved he was, to hear the sound of a dog's bark and footsteps in the mist on the hillside above him.
He shouted and a voice in Welsh answered him. From out of the mist came the figure of an old man, with a great collie at his heels. He wore a cloak! of some dark material which reached to his ankles, but was bareheaded. His hair, which was long and white, framed a red wrinkled face which radiated kindliness and benevolence. He, spoke again in Welsh, and when Giles, by his gestures, showed him that he could not understand he smiled reassuringly.
Giles indicated than he was lost, which was indeed pretty obvious, and repeated three or four times-the nameof his friend's estate, FabIan Fawr. The old man smiled again and nodded vigorously; then plunging his hand into the fold of his cloak he brought out a map, which he spread on a stone before him. Beverly's newly built house was not, of course, marked upon it, but it showed clearly the church situated a few hundred yards below it. « mai multe referate din Engleza