26 EARLY HISTORY OF BRIGHTON.
made to hold their stores and ammunition : beside this, she ordered four strong gates to be built, leading from the cliff to the town beneath it, and a high wall of flints, which extended on both sides of the storehouse.''
" Well," said Lewis, " I think they were pretty well off then, and had no need to fear the French, or any other foes."
Edward said he thought it was much better to live in peaceable days, such as they lived in, and to have no foes to fear. " But see, Lewis!' he exclaimed, " mamma is coming across the Steyne, and she has something in her hand : who will be there first, to see what it can be? Never mind the histor now;