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His mother stood below at the front door of the cottage, in the moonlight, talking with a man he knew well - Somes, the head keeper. It could not be very late, for she had not been upstairs nor very early, for he could hear his father hurriedly dressing in the room where he slept, a room opposite his mother's and almost immediately he went down and joined the keeper, and the two men passed away into the forest, leaving the woman still standing at the door.
Our listener dressed himself with all the rapidity possible, for he knew that the moment had come for realising one of the great wishes of his short life. His mother still stood in the doorway, and she would certainly prevent his going out, while, if he waited till she came upstairs again, he might lose his father's tracks. The bavin pile was close under his window; he opened the window, and, dropping on the fagots, clambered down, and, listening for one instant, with his head near the ground, he sped away after the faint rustling footsteps of his father and the keeper.
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