They had taken the path through the trees and, emerging from what had become a small wood, they marvelled at the open land , as that morning they had marvelled at sunshine in February, misty though it was. Nothing as tiresome as rain had spoiled their walk from the rail way station or their returning to it now. "I would have travelled a million miles for this afternoon." Miss Ceble summed up their outing as they approached the first line of bungalows on the town's outskirts.
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