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Tylney Hall

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TYLNEY HALL.

" 1 beg pardon, sir/"' said the man— " but Mr.

Walter is rather particular about Cadeau,—he lets

nobody ride him but himself."

" I will try that,"" answered Ringwood, con-

temptuously. " If he indulges in such exclusive

fancies here, I will break the charm. Mr. Walter

shall trudge a-foot, rather than I will want a

horse."

" If it's no offence, sir," said the man, " you

are surely joking. Tliere's plenty of horses in the

stables— Sorrel, and Roadster,—or the cob—any

one of 'em would carry you every bit as well as

Cadeau."

" I will have him or none," replied the head-

strong Ringwood ;

" so bring him out at once."

The man made no further objection, but pro-

ceeded silently to obey the command. He knew

that the young Squire had been always accus-

tomed to have his own way, and that his wilful-

ness, like that of a spoiled child, would only be

aggravated by opposition. In a few minutes

Cadeau was saddled, and led forth : " I hope,

sir," said Davis, as lie delivered the bridle, " you

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