Meanwhile Captain Preston was, perhaps, sitting in our great chair before the hearth of the British Coffee House.
As the tumult grew louder it reached the ears of Captain Preston, the officer of the day.
A gentleman (it was Henry Knox, afterwards general of the American artillery) caught Captain Preston's arm.
"Stand aside!" answered Captain Preston, haughtily.
Arriving at the sentinel's post, Captain Preston drew up his men in a semicircle, with their faces to the crowd and their rear to the Custom House.
Captain Preston waved his sword, and uttered a command which could not be distinctly heard amid the uproar of shouts that issued from a hundred throats.
Captain Preston and the eight soldiers were tried for murder.
This was Sally Preston's first evening in Millbourne.
Instant removal from the range of temptation being the only possible plan, it seemed to Mr Preston that a trip to the country was indicated.
Why, then, did not Thomas Kitchener give Sally Preston flowers?