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  • Now that Oak had turned himself into a shepherd, it seemed that bailiffs were most in demand.
  • "Then will you tell him to speak to the bailiff," said Bathsheba.
  • Bathsheba then rode off into the darkness, and the men straggled on to the village in twos and threes—Oak and the bailiff being left by the rick alone.
  • Weary of standing in the market-place, and not much minding the kind of work he turned his hand to, he decided to offer himself in some other capacity than that of bailiff.
  • Previously he had been a bailiff for a short time, and earlier still a shepherd only, having from his childhood assisted his father in tending the flocks of large proprietors, till old Gabriel sank to rest.
  • The first is that the bailiff is dismissed for thieving, and that I have formed a resolution to have no bailiff at all, but to manage everything with my own head and hands.
  • The first is that the bailiff is dismissed for thieving, and that I have formed a resolution to have no bailiff at all, but to manage everything with my own head and hands.
  • Bathsheba had shown indications of anointing him above his fellows by installing him as the bailiff that the farm imperatively required.
  • Unless, indeed, you’ll promise to have an understanding man as bailiff, or manager, or something.
  • "I shall have no bailiff; I shall continue to be my own manager," she said decisively.
  • The bailiff was pointed out to Gabriel, who, checking the palpitation within his breast at discovering that this Ashtoreth of strange report was only a modification of Venus the well-known and admired, retired with him to talk over the necessary preliminaries of hiring.
  • So also was Bathsheba now that he had come, though the uninvited presence of Pennyways, the bailiff who had been dismissed for theft, disturbed her equanimity for a while.
  • The bailiff who showed this nervous dread of loving his neighbour as himself, went up the hill, and Oak walked on to the village, still astonished at the reencounter with Bathsheba, glad of his nearness to her, and perplexed at the rapidity with which the unpractised girl of Norcombe had developed into the supervising and cool woman here.
  • Oak, I have learnt a little about your secret: your interest in her is more than that of bailiff for an employer.
  • From the words and action of Pennyways, Troy, though he had not been able to see what the ex-bailiff wrote, had not a moment’s doubt that the note referred to him.
  • Troy hastily shifted his position, after having recognized in the scrutineer the knavish bailiff Pennyways, his wife’s sworn enemy, who still hung about the outskirts of Weatherbury.
  • He was about to leave his hole of espial, attempt to follow Pennyways, and find out if the ex-bailiff had recognized him, when he was arrested by the conversation, and found he was too late.
  • CHAPTER XXIV THE SAME NIGHT—THE FIR PLANTATION Among the multifarious duties which Bathsheba had voluntarily imposed upon herself by dispensing with the services of a bailiff, was the particular one of looking round the homestead before going to bed, to see that all was right and safe for the night.
  • However, one excellent result of her general apathy was the long-delayed installation of Oak as bailiff; but he having virtually exercised that function for a long time already, the change, beyond the substantial increase of wages it brought, was little more than a nominal one addressed to the outside world.
  • His answer always was,— "I am looking for a place myself—a bailiff’s.
  • "And now," said the bailiff, finally, "all is settled, I think, about your coming, and I am going home-along.
  • And then there’s this disgraceful affair of the bailiff—but I can’t speak of him now."

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  • The bailiff escorted them from the courtroom.
  • The bailiff was accused of making prejudicial statements to the jury.

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