Phase the Seventh: Fulfilment
54. CHAPTER LIV (continued)
He was turning away; and then he thought of Tess's
"I am sure she would!" he retorted passionately.
"I know her better than you do."
"That's very likely, sir; for I have never really known
"Please tell me her address, Mrs Durbeyfield, in
kindness to a lonely wretched man!" Tess's mother again
restlessly swept her cheek with her vertical hand, and
seeing that he suffered, she at last said, is a low
"She is at Sandbourne."
"Ah--where there? Sandbourne has become a large place,
"I don't know more particularly than I have said--
Sandbourne. For myself, I was never there."
It was apparent that Joan spoke the truth in this, and
he pressed her no further.
"Are you in want of anything?" he said gently.
"No, sir," she replied. "We are fairly well provided
Without entering the house Clare turned away. There
was a station three miles ahead, and paying off his
coachman, he walked thither. The last train to
Sandbourne left shortly after, and it bore Clare on its