He ducked a proctor in a water-butt and the dons were very cross about it.
To explain his hurried departure, Proctor told what called him away.
"Her maid has just seen you, sir," suggested Proctor, mildly.
Yet Mr Proctor was not lulled into incaution by this seeming calm.
She did not look very ill to Mr Proctor's inexperienced eyes.
All the eyes round the table were ...