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    Mrs. Isa (Craig) Knox
Excerpt from book: One morning in the week following Mrs. Wiggett's discovery, Timothy set off as usual, promising to be home by dinner-time, meaning by that a little after the hour of noon. But dinner-time came and passed, and he did not make his appearance. This delay, however, was evidently not considered a delinquency. The repast, a cold one, was proceeded with, and a portion laid aside for the master, while the mistress went about her own particular business, which just then was the troublesome one of rearing a tribe of turkey poults. The master never neglected his business, and as every hour of the day was precious at this season, something in the nature of business must have detained him. There he was at last, bowling up the uneven grassy lane, rising in his seat to look over the tall privet hedge, and through the plum trees into the yard beyond, where his wife was scattering a last handful of corn to the common fowls, who had had to wait till their more aristocratic companions had dined on chopped liver and other delicacies. " You're late, Wiggett," said his wife, waiting his dismounting at the door. He assented, more than usually silent: and he was not at any time a talkative man. It was not till he had sat down to the table and lifted his knife and fork, that, pausing in the act of helping himself to a huge angle of meat-pie, he fixed his eyes on his wife and asked, gravely, " Guess who I met to-day ? " " How should I guess ? " she answered, sharply. " It was somebody you know better than me," he rejoined, in a tone of mock mystery. Mrs. Wiggett at once became irritated, almost to the verge of passion. " You always were fond of tormenting," she burst out, beginning to flush and tremble with her excitement. " I don't see the fun of it myself." " Come, come, Sally, I did...  
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