'Was it open when you returned from your pursuit of Holt?'
'You've been with Miss Lindon all the afternoon and evening, haven't you, Mr Holt?'
'I understand from this gentleman--' signifying Atherton--'that your name's Robert Holt.
His holt can very well be passed, his delicious scent may be overrun; but the pure-bred Otterhound is equal to all occasions.
See! how the morning dews They sweep, that from their feet besprinkling drop Dispersed, and leave a track oblique behind. Now on firm land they range, then in the flood They plunge tumultuous; or through reedy pools Rustling they work their way; no holt escapes Their curious search.