`Yes!' said Sue vehemently.

`Well, they must take their chance, now, poor things,' said Jude. `As soon as the sale-account is wound up, and our bills paid, we go.'

`Where do we go to?' asked Time, in suspense.

`We must sail under sealed orders, that nobody may trace us.... We mustn't go to Alfredston, or to Melchester, or to Shaston, or to Christminster. Apart from those we may go anywhere.'

`Why mustn't we go there, Father?'

`Because of a cloud that has gathered over us; though `we have wronged no man, corrupted no man, defrauded no man!' Though perhaps we have `done that which was right in our own eyes.''

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