From north, south, east, and west every man who had a shade of red in his hair had tramped into the city to answer the advertisement.
Have just been wired for from the west of England in connection with Boscombe Valley tragedy.
“Well, down they came to the west country, there was no shaking them off, and there they have lived rent free on my best land ever since.
Two days ago some repairs were started in the west wing of the building, and my bedroom wall has been pierced, so that I have had to move into the chamber in which my sister died, and to sleep in the very bed in which she slept.
I was ten miles or so from Eyford, that was all I knew, but whether north, south, east, or west I had no idea.
“Oh, to the other side of the West End.
“There is a well-known agency for governesses in the West End called Westaway’s, and there I used to call about once a week in order to see whether anything had turned up which might suit me.
It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east.
The impression I had was that we were leaving the West and entering the East; the most western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions of Turkish rule.
From the windows I could see that the suite of rooms lay along to the south of the castle, the windows of the end room looking out both west and south.