Quotes William


They were picking them up at almost every station now—men and women coming in for the Christmas Week, with racquets, with bundles of polo-sticks, with dear and bruised cricket-bats, with fox-terriers and saddles. The greater part of them wore jackets like William’s, for the Northern cold is as little to be trifled with as the Northern heat.


this  is from “William the Conqueror“, collected in The Day’s Work.  Here, at the end of the tale, a  group from the Punjab, who have spent hard week’s in the south on famine relief, are joining the throng  coming up to Lahore for Christmas from other stations..

It is a romantic   tale, affectionately told, for two of them have fallen in love and agreed to marry