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Mr Khoroche adds: “The most unexpected outcome of this little incident is the painting, Two Woodsmen, which Hitchens made of it soon afterwards and which he presented to Ted.

“Before long Ted Floate quick, good humoured, with twinkling eye and burly build proved himself adept at maintaining in a paintable state the dense woodland of oak, chestnut, pine and birch, the overarching tunnels of rhododendron and the ever encroaching sea of bracken in the magic domain of Greenleaves.”

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