My client is Sir Bernard Debenham, of Broom Hall, Esher."
Backwards and forwards between Esher and the Metropole, where the Queenslander is staying, sometimes twice a day; threats, offers, prayers, entreaties, not one of them a bit of good!"
time-table, and announced his intention of catching the 3.2 to Esher.
So down I went to Esher to find out if there was a copy in existence, and was at Broom Hall for one hour and a half yesterday afternoon.
"I shall be down at Esher. I hope to catch the 9.55."
A dozen rockets sprang out of the hills before them so soon as they began to move, and warned the waiting batteries about Ditton and Esher. At the same time four of their fighting machines, similarly armed with tubes, crossed the river, and two of them, black against the western sky, came into sight of myself and the curate as we hurried wearily and painfully along the road that runs northward out of Halliford.
But facing that crescent everywhere--at Staines, Hounslow, Ditton, Esher, Ockham, behind hills and woods south of the river, and across the flat grass meadows to the north of it, wherever a cluster of trees or village houses gave sufficient cover--the guns were waiting.
One has to imagine, as well as one may, the fate of those batteries towards Esher, waiting so tensely in the twilight.
We then rushed down to Esher, and over every inch of the ground by that characteristically circuitous route which he enjoined on me for the next night.
Thus I was first out of a crowded theatre train at Esher next night, and first down the stairs into the open air.
So I dodged you at Waterloo, and I tried not to let you know that I was following you from Esher station.
I walked many miles through the noble park, over the commons of Ham and Wimbledon, and one day as far as that of Esher
, where I was forcibly reminded of a service we once rendered to a distinguished resident in this delightful locality.