On the Western Circuit ( a love story by Thomas Hardy )
- at a stationer’s — at a shop selling paper, pens, and other writing materials
- a retrospect — review of a past course of events or period of time
Raye felt a violent attraction to the pretty country girl Anna and decided to stay in Melchester three days more. He meet with the girl six or seven times during this interval, and in the end he won her body and her soul.