Then Faye Took Him As Striker, And Has
Befriended Him In Many Ways.
But those colts he could not drive.
told him that the horses could not go out during the lieutenant's
absence, unless I went with them. He became angry at once, and said
that it was the first team he had ever taken care of that he was not
allowed to drive as often as he pleased. A big story, of course, but I
said to him quietly, "You heard what I said, Volmer, and further
discussion will be quite useless. You were never permitted to take the
colts out when Lieutenant Rae was here, and now that he is away, you
certainly cannot do so." And I turned back to my spoons and forks.
Volmer went out of the room, but I had an uncomfortable feeling that
matters were not settled. In a short time I became conscious of loud
talking in the kitchen, and could distinctly hear Volmer using most
abusive language about Faye and me. That was outrageous and not to be
tolerated a second, and without stopping to reason that it would be
better not to hear, and let the man talk his anger off, out to the
kitchen I went. I found Volmer perched upon one end of a large wood
box that stands close to a door that leads out to a shed. I said:
"Volmer, I heard what you have been saying, as you intended I should,
and now I tell you to go out of this house and stay out, until you can
speak respectfully of Lieutenant Rae and of me." But he sat still and
looked sullen and stubborn.
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