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But perhaps your accommodations - your cottage - your furniture - have disappointed your expectations? They are, in truth, scanty enough; but - I interrupted - My cottage is clean and weather-proof; my furniture sufficient and commodious. What was I to do? Where to go? Oh, intolerable questions, when I could do nothing and go nowhere! - when a long way must yet be measured by my weary, trembling limbs before I could reach human habitation - when cold charity must be entreated before I could get a lodging: reluctant sympathy importuned, almost certain repulse incurred, before my tale could be listened to, or one of my wants relieved! I touched the heath: it was dry, and yet warm with the heat of the summer day.