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    just running in/come away

    Hi

    A teacher is talking to another teacher and tells her that Mr Tharkell was supposed to pick up Mrs Baines from a railway station.

    He promised to pick her up last
    night at eight; that’s the last train in from Cambridge on
    Sunday. Sunday morning one of his horses went down
    with the staggers or the glanders or something, so he
    rang up Uncle Eric and asked whether he ’d oblige by
    “just running in” and fetching her. Uncle Eric was
    otherwise engaged, so he shoved it on to me; I was going
    to be in Selbury anyway, and it wouldn’t hurt me for once
    to come away early and do a good turn.

    Does "just running in" mean something like "pop out over there"?

    Does by "come away" she mean "leaving home earlier"?

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    Re: just running in/come away

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A teacher is talking to another teacher and tells her that Mr Tharkell was supposed to pick up Mrs Baines from a railway station.

    He promised to pick her up last
    night at eight; that’s the last train in from Cambridge on
    Sunday. Sunday morning one of his horses went down
    with the staggers or the glanders or something, so he
    rang up Uncle Eric and asked whether he ’d oblige by
    “just running in” and fetching her. Uncle Eric was
    otherwise engaged, so he shoved it on to me; I was going
    to be in Selbury anyway, and it wouldn’t hurt me for once
    to come away early and do a good turn.

    Does "just running in" mean something like "pop out over there"? Yes, popping into town (Selbury I imagine).

    Does by "come away" she mean "leaving home earlier"? Leaving somewhere in Selbury earlier.
    Bhai.

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    Re: just running in/come away

    So she would be in Selbury doing something and she would finish doing it earlier and go and pick up her from the railway station?

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    Re: just running in/come away

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So she would be in Selbury doing something and she would finish doing it earlier and go and pick up her from the railway station?
    That's how I understand it, yes.

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