Much as I liked my companions, this hour was the thing in the day I liked most; and I liked it best of all when, as the light faded--or rather, I should say, the day lingered and the last calls
of the last birds sounded, in a flushed sky, from the old trees-- I could take a turn into the grounds and enjoy, almost with a sense of property that amused and flattered me, the beauty and dignity of the place.
KERGUELEN, MARK BOAT reports last call
from Cymena freighter(Gayer Tong Huk & Co.) taking water and sinking in snow-storm South McDonald Islands.
The last call
was answered immediately by a small fair creature with pale auburn hair and grey eyes, little more than four years old, who ran out silently and put her hand into her mother's.
He saw again Captain Kellar, of the Eugenie, who had last called
him it, and MISTER Haggin, and Derby, and Bob of Meringe Plantation, and Biddy and Terrence, and, not least among these shades of the vanished past, his brother Jerry.
To be sure, he had been quite civil on the occasion of our last call
upon him, but the Story Girl had been with us then and had beguiled him into good-humour and generosity by the magic of her voice and personality.
"How kind of you to give me an opportunity to make up for my misfortune when you last called
! I was so sorry to have missed you.
"I left this for the last call
, so that we might find the lads just in from school.
As I had not seen Peepy on the occasion of our last call
(when he was not to be found anywhere, and when the cook rather thought he must have strolled away with the dustman's cart), I now inquired for him again.
A fatal accident inquiry was told a rescue boat - from Renfrew - didn't arrive at Loch Awe, Arg yl l , unt i l 20 minutes af ter the last calls
for help were heard.
He is thought to have disturbed burglars at the Yew Tree Farm, one of the last calls
on the paper-round he had been doing for only two months.
If the plans go ahead, the last calls
to these stations would be on the 3.30pm service as opposed to the 17.30pm train.