"Why should you arrest a poor man as long as he does nothing worse than sleep in the barns in the out-fields?" "As you say, miss," retorted Hans, and departed. The moon came up pale and mist-like over the eastern mountain ridges, struggled for a few brief moments feebly with the sunlight, and then vanished. "It is strange," said Arnfinn, "how everything reminds me of Strand to-night.
At this moment the conversation was interrupted by the appearance of the pastor's man, Hans, who came to tell the "young miss" that there was a big tramp hovering about the barns in the "out-fields," where he had been sleeping during the last three nights.