—The magistrates, and overseers, and churchwardens, are always wanting his opinion.
As a magistrate, he had generally some point of law to consult John about, or, at least, some curious anecdote to give; and as a farmer, as keeping in hand the home-farm at Donwell, he had to tell what every field was to bear next year, and to give all such local information as could not fail of being interesting to a brother whose home it had equally been the longest part of his life, and whose attachments were strong.
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The local magistrate insisted on a cash payment for the speeding ticket.