Near Mr. Fairchild's house there was a little green hill, at the top of which were some beautiful chestnut trees; and under the chestnut trees was a wooden seat, which Mr. Fairchild, with John's help, had placed there. On summer mornings Mr. Fairchild often used to retire to this place, in order to sit there and read undisturbed. From the top of this hill one might see Mr. Fairchild's house, standing in the pleasant garden; and also many beautiful cornfields and little coppices, and meadows, through which flowed a smooth river, the long green lane which led to the village, too, was visible from the hill, and John Trueman's neat cottage just at the entrance of the village; and the spire of the church just peeping over the trees. You do not know who John Trueman is; but you shall know by and by.
The Fairchild family Pg. 3
By Mrs. Sherwood with illustrations by Miss Sybil Tawse, 1913
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