She started when she became conscious that some one was near--started so violently that she dropped the basin with the currants in it, and then, when she saw it was Adam, she turned from pale to deep red.
"I frightened you," he said, with a delicious sense that it didn't signify what he said, since Hetty seemed to feel as much as he did; "let ME pick the currants up."
"There's not many more currants to get," she said; "I shall soon ha' done now."
"I'll help you," said Adam; and he fetched the large basket, which was nearly full of currants, and set it close to them.
Not a word more was spoken as they gathered the currants. Adam's heart was too full to speak, and he thought Hetty knew all that was in it.
So he took up the basket of currants once more, and they went on towards the house.
Poyser, as she looked into the basket of currants to see if the fruit was fine, "run upstairs and send Molly down.
Well, this story will be a nice handle for those folks who are so down on me for making currant wine, although I haven't made any for three years ever since I found out that the minister didn't approve.
And she rubbed it well in about my currant wine and how I'd always said it couldn't have the least effect on anybody.
I will now take you to call upon some of my own relatives." They visited the Sugar Bunns, the Currant
Bunns and the Spanish Bunns, the latter having a decidedly foreign appearance.
I begged him to do me the favour of presiding; and my request being seconded by the other boys who were in that room, he acceded to it, and sat upon my pillow, handing round the viands - with perfect fairness, I must say - and dispensing the currant
wine in a little glass without a foot, which was his own property.
"Now what sort of person can that be," I asked myself, shaking my head, as I contemplated the changes before me, "who could put a rockery among vegetables and currant