"Oh, I don't have to work very hard, Phrasie. You know I get out a good deal. I just thought--I just thought I'd like to--sleep in the country-- for a while."
"Well," answered Euphrasia, "I guess if you've took the notion, you've got to go. It was that way with your mother before you. I've seen her leave the house on a bright Sabbath half an hour before meetin' to be gone the whole day, and Hilary and all the ministers in town couldn't stop her."
"I'll drop in once in a while to see you, Phrasie. I'll be at Jabe Jenney's."
"Jabe's is not more than three or four miles from Flint's place," Euphrasia remarked.
"I've thought of that," said Austen.
The distance is nothing," he said quickly, "with Pepper."
"And you'll come and see me?" asked Euphrasia.
"If you'll do something for me," he said.