The ambush was the wood on top of the little hill, between Randall's ten-acre meadow and Sugden's Waste Wake pasture. 'There would be cover here for a couple of regiments, whispered Oswald, who was, I think, gifted by Fate with the far-seeingness of a born general. Alice merely said 'Hist', and we went down to mingle with the troops as though by accident, and seek for information.
The big uprising was dying down; the heat of the passion had passed; it was all different now, and in the wake of her brimming moment there came the calm that follows storm, the sadness of spirit which attends the re-enthronement of reason, but also the understanding, far-seeingness, which is the aftermath of great passion like that.
The Committee who had appointed him consulting surgeon, not without references to his unusual youth and their own daring break with tradition had no suspicion that even the fund which, in a fit of inexplicable far-seeingness they had allotted to research, had been created under his ceaseless pressure. And not even in his thoughts was he satirical at their expense.