158 KIPLING'S SUSSEX
of smugglers of the French Revolution days is introduced :
" Aurettes and Lees, Like as two peas. What they can't smuggle, They'll run overseas ? "
Pharaoh Lee is the hero of another story, " A Priest in Spite of Himself," and as he explained, came from a family who, omitting a little running of contraband cargo, were all honest cottage folk —at Warminghurst under Washington. Puck supplements the tradition of the same family with an old saying:
" There was never a Lee to Warminghurst That wasn't a gipsy last and first."
This saw takes us to Warminghurst which nestles among the trees, one mile north of Ash-ington, and one and quarter miles west of the Worthing and Horsham road. A long but pleasant day's excursion may be made from Worthing to this village, by way of Sompting, Findon and Washington ; returning through Sullington, across the downs to Clapham, and home by way of Durrington, Salvington and West Tarring.
The view from the hill on which Warminghurst