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In mazzard time ( 'mazzards' are sweet black cherries) the sound of young laughter floats across Merry-Garden; but the girls and boys who make the laughter seldom, wander that way.
Prosper they did, at any rate; and terrible popular the place became with the Fleet and the Army, till by the year eighteen-nought-five -- the same in which Admiral Nelson fought the Battle of Trafalgar -- there wasn't an officer in either service that had ever found himself at Plymouth, but could tell something of Merry-Garden and its teas, with their cockles and cream and strawberries in June and mazzards in July month.
"The fun of it is," said Miss Sophia to Ma'amselle Julie ten minutes later, as they were staining their pretty lips with the juice of the black mazzards, "that if Dr. Clatworthy doesn't appear --"
"Well, at any rate, the mazzards are ripe," said Miss Sophia, "and I see no fun in waiting."
'twas the first week in August after a good season, and the mazzards wanted eating if they weren't to perish for want of it ....