• Across the Barricades
  • Chapter 13



On Friday Kevin came to Mr Blake's. He looked almost his old self except forstill had the bandage around his head and thea slight limp but apart from that was almost back to himself.

"You look a new man," said Sadie,taking his hands in hers.

"I’ve been resting." He grinned. "Every time I moved two yards
my mother yelled at me." What have you been doing?"

"Not resting. Wait till you hear!"

Nr Blake took Jack out for a long walk before supper. Sadie and
Kevin sat on the sfettee and she gave him an account of her week.

"Sounds like you know half the neighbourhood by now# " he said.

"I like to pass the time of day when I go in and out of the shops.

"In other words, you’re a blether!"

They laughed together. She rested her head against his shoulder.
She felt happy.

"Maybe it’s as well I nearly collapsed along by the Lagan," said
Kevin. "Though at the time I didn't think so!"

"Mr Blake/is the best thing that ever happened to us."

"We must be careful that no one gets to know about Mr Blakehim and us."

Sadie nodded. "You're right there. I wouldn’t like antything to
happen to Mr Blake"

Joan Lingard
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