Bad luck to thim, they've the eshcapes front an' back, spoilin' the look av a fine house: but it's all paid for in the rint. Glory be to God, the avenue's empty all but. But it should ha' been the back it should ha' been the back!" Two children were playing in the gutter. But for these the avenue was deserted, and the hush of a Sabbath afternoon hung over it all.