“We must call Kit into counsel, ere we can do that fully,” said Stephen.
But just ere the silent became unendurable, a thought appeared in the void.
Ere the door was opened Hester had got down and stood waiting.
The boy was sickly: he might be taken from him ere he had made any true acquaintance with him!
But ere she was six slow steps away, she turned at a cry from her mother.
We are like to give you some work to do ere you see the downs of Hampshire once more.
Ah, could I have descended, could I have come down, ere he fled!
Ere he was at the first floor, however, he threw up his arms and stopped.
"Were he alive we should have had word of him ere now," said he.
But let me hear, ere you start, what gifts you take away with you from Beaulieu?