Lad! as sure as you're maester of Dovecot, you'll give it a missus. Now take heed to me. If ye fetch any woman home here but Phoebe Shaw, I'll walk, and scare ye away from t' old place. I'm willing for Phoebe, and I charge ye to tell the lass so hereafter. Aye, aye, she's not one of t' sort that quits a falling house like rattens."
Iss! Drowned like rattens. Drowned like rattens!" "Now; you mustn't trouble his worship any more." "Trouble? Let him tell till midnight, I shall be well pleased," said Amyas, sitting down on the bench by him. "Drawer! ale and a parcel of tobacco." And Amyas settled himself to listen, while the old man purred to himself "Iss. They likes to hear old Martin. All the captains look upon old Martin."
The carter, being only half-awake when he came after me, suspected nothing till the other farm-hands came for the horses, at about six o'clock, when, the key being gone, he had to break the lock, vowing that the rattens had took his key from him in the night.