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and white long-haired dog, just like the Gytrash of the lane. It was
so like it that I went forward and said-‘Pilot,’ and the thing got up
and came to me and snuffed me. I caressed him, and he wagged
his great tail; but he looked an eerie creature to be alone with, and I
could not tell whence he had come. I rang the bell, for I wanted a
candle; and I wanted, too, to get an account of this visitant. Leah
‘What dog is this?’ ‘He came with master.’ ‘With whom?’ ‘With
master-Mr. Rochester-he is just arrived.’ ‘Indeed! and is Mrs.
Fairfax with him?’ ‘Yes, and Miss Adele; they are in the dining-
room, and John is gone for a surgeon; for master has had an
accident; his horse fell and his ankle is sprained.’ ‘Did the horse fall
in Hay Lane?’ ‘Yes, coming down-hill; it slipped on some ice.’ ‘Ah!
Bring me a candle, will you, Leah?’ Leah brought it; she entered,
followed by Mrs. Fairfax, who repeated the news; adding that Mr.
Carter the surgeon was come, and was now with Mr. Rochester:
then she hurried out to give orders about tea, and I went upstairs
to take off my things.