Out of a deep and dreamless sleep he was awakened by the sound of thumping on the door. A shrill voice called:
He jumped up. Where was he--? Ah!
He found them already eating marmalade, and sat down in the empty place between Stella and Sabina, who, after watching him a little, said:
"I say, do buck up; we're going to start at half-past nine."
"We're going to Berry Head, old chap; you must come!"
Ashurst thought: 'Come! Impossible. I shall be getting things and going back.' He looked at Stella. She said quickly:
Freda got up and stood behind his chair.
"You've got to come, or else I'll pull your hair!"