Back home at last Jake got his lads to unload the cart and see to the horse and his dog Brutus. Soon he was back in his wife's arms with his children all over him or hugging Brutus. Little treats and presents for all, and a real Silver cross on a neck chain for his wife. Later Jake dropped by Reverend Flasher's home to say hello to him and Molly. He'd got them each a little gift from Sheffield's busy markets: He'd bought Flasher an old worn leather bound scruffy book about some Pilgram's progress. It had some nice pictures in it too, although quite faded now and in the early styles of print. Jake felt something like this might appeal to Flash. He haggled the price down from one Guinea to just 3 silver crowns. He also bought Flash a pair of nearly new knee high Calvary boots with steel buckles. For Molly he bought a big volume of "Who's who in Britain". It was printed only 5 years ago and had a lovely engraved leather cover. Two pounds seemed fair thought Jake but he still haggled the price down to 32 shillings. Haggling was always expected and there was an art to it for sure. His wife was a better haggler than Jake and taught him the etiquette of it. Jake was very open to all about the Highway men who tried to rob him on the road from Sheffield, 95% truthful and the news spread like wildfire. Sgt Dawson quizzed Jake. Jake, only then, did say how he'd outsmarted the thieves by tossing his pennies into the long grass, and even how young and wretched they were and his desire not to kill any of them. 'Brutus was enough to put the fear upon them.' Sgt Dawson nodded and thanked Jake patting his shoulder.