"Iss, but you will though-.-onst," he answered low.
Maggie whisked round in a flash, superbly indignant.
"Yo' know what I mean, lass," he replied sheepish and shuffling before her queenly anger.
She looked him up and down, and down and up again.
"I'll niver speak to you agin, Mr. M'Adam, she cried; "not if it was ever so--Nay, I'll walk home by myself, thank you. I'll ha' nowt to do wi' you."
So the two must return to Kenmuir, one behind the other, like a lady and her footman..
David's audacity had more than once already all but caused a rupture between the pair. And the occurrence behind the hedge set the cap on his impertinences. That was past enduring and Maggie by her bearing let him know it.
David tolerated the girl's new attitude for exactly twelve minutes by the kitchen clock. Then: "Sulk wi' me, indeed! I'll teach her!" and he marched out of the door, "Niver to cross it agin, ma word!"