<> Lingard169 Chapter 17 Lingard Estate 1972 Linen Hall Library Thursday, March 10, 2016 TIFF Lingard169 Manuscript Accident, Mother English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/lingard169 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Lingard169_1.jpg LHL Archive 161 She looked at him in surprise. "Against all the odds," he added. "We have a few troubles,you know. Sometimes we argue and even fight She laughed. "But we make it up again.Y You're looking sad today? Are you still shaken up by your accident?" "A bit, I suppose. I'm worried for Sadie and Kevin. I don't think they stand much chance. They have too much against them." "That's why you're helping them, isn't it?" "WellYes, of course. But I like them both too. They've become real friends to me." He went back to the house. Sadie and Kevin were in the kitchen, their faces were serious. "We've been thinking, Mr Blake," said Kevin "and we feel we should n't meet one another here any more." "Why not?" "We don't want to get you into any more bother," said Sadie. "Sure we all know why the wheels were loosened." Mr 31ake sighed. "I would be sorry not to see you both. And I'm not afraid to go on having you here?. I think it's important to stick to your principles." "I think we should come less often," said Kevin. "Maybe once in the week, and we'd have to take care not to be seen." "I'll still come every day and work for you," said Sadie, wonderin g as she spoke how long she would be able to stall her mother, who again this morning a had been asking when she was getting a new job. Text