Smith's intense ter- ror; Amy Foster's stolid conviction held against the other's nervous attack, that the man 'meant no harm'; Smith's exasperation (on his return from Darnford Market) at finding the dog barking himself into a fit, the back-door locked, his wife in hysterics; and all for an unfortunate dirty tramp, supposed to be even then lurking in his stackyard
. Was he?
The Donnithorne Arms stood at the entrance of the village, and a small farmyard and stackyard
which flanked it, indicating that there was a pretty take of land attached to the inn, gave the traveller a promise of good feed for himself and his horse, which might well console him for the ignorance in which the weather-beaten sign left him as to the heraldic bearings of that ancient family, the Donnithornes.
Still, the sight of the peacock opportunely spreading his tail on the stackyard
wall, just as they reached Garum Firs, was enough to divert the mind temporarily from personal grievances.
To the rear of the courtyard is a stackyard
area with a range of more modern buildings.
Its founder offered an auction and valuation service from a hut on a stackyard
in Ruskington in Lincolnshire.
SUNDAY Christine & The Stackyard
Stompers: Westwood Heath Club & Reading Rooms, Westwood Heath Road, Coventry, 12.30pm.
The garden, sheltered by the original stackyard
wall, has plenty of potential to be developed for leisure or self-sufficiency.
fire in Redcar could be seen more than ten miles away when it sent a plume of black smoke in a pall over the town.
Sunderiand Redhouse WMC v Felling Duke of Cumberland, Stanley Oxhill Central v Sunderiand Catholic Club, HarHepool WHTDSOB v South Shields Nook United, Sunderiand Oddies v Whickham The Jacks, Burnmoor Cricket and FC v Stockton Malleable Athletic, Chilton and Windlestone WMC v Washington Legends, Birtley Barley Mow WMC v Sunderiand Stackyard
, Sedgefield Black Lion v Sunderiand Farringdon SC.
THE programme of jazz at the Romer Arms in Newnham, near Daventry, continues on Sunday with Christine and the Stackyard