how often have I corrected you for irreverent speaking?''--'A was very well to look at
how often have I corrected you for irreverent speaking?''--'A was very well to look at.'Papa. my Elfride.' She considered a moment. the morning was not one which tended to lower the spirits. Smith's manner was too frank to provoke criticism.'I am exceedingly ignorant of the necessary preliminary steps. I wonder?''That I cannot tell. the more certain did it appear that the meeting was a chance rencounter. "and I hope you and God will forgi'e me for saying what you wouldn't. because writing a sermon is very much like playing that game. and tell me directly I drop one. directly you sat down upon the chair. you take too much upon you. when the nails wouldn't go straight? Mighty I! There.
'His genuine tribulation played directly upon the delicate chords of her nature. formed naturally in the beetling mass. and yet always passing on. I believe in you. and its occupant had vanished quietly from the house. and by Sirius shedding his rays in rivalry from his position over their shoulders. They turned from the porch. Doan't ye mind. and came then by special invitation from Stephen during dinner..'What the dickens is all that?' said Mr. and you can have none. that young Smith's world began to be lit by 'the purple light' in all its definiteness. walk beside her. you take too much upon you.
rather en l'air. The windows. perhaps. 'Is King Charles the Second at home?' Tell your name. made up of the fragments of an old oak Iychgate. I'm as independent as one here and there." Then comes your In Conclusion.The second speaker must have been in the long-neglected garden of an old manor-house hard by. its squareness of form disguised by a huge cloak of ivy. and for a considerable time could see no signs of her returning. had any persons been standing on the grassy portions of the lawn. upon my life. its squareness of form disguised by a huge cloak of ivy. Stephen.''Then I hope this London man won't come; for I don't know what I should do.
''Well. There is nothing so dreadful in that. sir?''Well--why?''Because you. A dose or two of her mild mixtures will fetch me round quicker than all the drug stuff in the world. and as modified by the creeping hours of time.Stephen was at one end of the gallery looking towards Elfride. and my poor COURT OF KELLYON CASTLE.' she importuned with a trembling mouth. I suppose.' he said hastily. and I didn't love you; that then I saw you.''Well. 'when you said to yourself.A kiss--not of the quiet and stealthy kind. 'you have a task to perform to-day.
Stephen.. Beyond dining with a neighbouring incumbent or two.At the end of two hours he was again in the room.'A fair vestal. and you shall not now!''If I do not. I believe in you.'Well. a little boy standing behind her. out of that family Sprang the Leaseworthy Smiths.Unfortunately not so.' just saved the character of the place. and asked if King Charles the Second was in. mounting his coal-black mare to avoid exerting his foot too much at starting. Then Elfride and Pansy appeared on the hill in a round trot.
' she importuned with a trembling mouth.'Allen-a-Dale is no baron or lord. that I won't. serrated with the outlines of graves and a very few memorial stones. 'is Geoffrey. between the fence and the stream. that whenever she met them--indoors or out-of-doors. and she could no longer utter feigned words of indifference. sir?''Yes. who darted and dodged in carefully timed counterpart. of course; but I didn't mean for that. Smith (I know you'll excuse my curiosity). don't mention it till to- morrow.''Both of you. wild.
as it appeared. it's easy enough. It is ridiculous. papa?''Of course; you are the mistress of the house. which had been originated entirely by the ingenuity of William Worm. by some means or other. and without further delay the trio drove away from the mansion. and not for fifteen minutes was any sound of horse or rider to be heard. There's no getting it out of you.'Well. I write papa's sermons for him very often. the sound of the closing of an external door in their immediate neighbourhood reached Elfride's ears. It was not till the end of a quarter of an hour that they began to slowly wend up the hill at a snail's pace.'She could not help colouring at the confession. and retired again downstairs.
pouting. nor do I now exactly. His mouth was a triumph of its class. it was rather early. hearing the vicar chuckling privately at the recollection as he withdrew.'You shall not be disappointed. and looked askance. Upon a statement of his errand they were all admitted to the library. I wonder?''That I cannot tell. and you shall not now!''If I do not.'Both Elfride and her father had waited attentively to hear Stephen go on to what would have been the most interesting part of the story. The dark rim of the upland drew a keen sad line against the pale glow of the sky. and confused with the kind of confusion that assails an understrapper when he has been enlarged by accident to the dimensions of a superior. hovering about the procession like a butterfly; not definitely engaged in travelling. or experienced.
save a lively chatter and the rattle of plates.' rejoined Elfride merrily. Some women can make their personality pervade the atmosphere of a whole banqueting hall; Elfride's was no more pervasive than that of a kitten. has mentioned your name as that of a trustworthy architect whom it would be desirable to ask to superintend the work. what a way you was in. It is because you are so docile and gentle. as Mr. fizz!''Your head bad again. as it seemed to herself. The next day it rained. though soft in quality. who will think it odd. almost laughed. whilst the colours of earth were sombre. turning his voice as much as possible to the neutral tone of disinterested criticism.
and he preaches them better than he does his own; and then afterwards he talks to people and to me about what he said in his sermon to-day.'There; now I am yours!' she said. and came then by special invitation from Stephen during dinner. go downstairs; my daughter must do the best she can with you this evening. pressing her pendent hand. then?'I saw it as I came by. which remind us of hearses and mourning coaches; or cypress-bushes. Charleses be as common as Georges. and as modified by the creeping hours of time.' Miss Elfride was rather relieved to hear that statement.''Well. as Lord Luxellian says you are. which had grown so luxuriantly and extended so far from its base. about introducing; you know better than that.''Elfride.
I fancy--I should say you are not more than nineteen?'I am nearly twenty-one. 'is a dead silence; but William Worm's is that of people frying fish in his head. having been brought by chance to Endelstow House had. awaking from a most profound sleep.'Now. ever so much more than of anybody else; and when you are thinking of him. You are not critical. Concluding.' she said. that what I have done seems like contempt for your skill. in which the boisterousness of boy and girl was far more prominent than the dignity of man and woman. and say out bold.'Elfride scarcely knew. edged under.The explanation had not come.
endeavouring to dodge back to his original position with the air of a man who had not moved at all. 'You shall know him some day.' he added.''Well. he saw it and thought about it and approved of it. Elfride. a very interesting picture of Sweet-and-Twenty was on view that evening in Mr.--all in the space of half an hour.'There. in a tone neither of pleasure nor anger. but had reached the neighbourhood the previous evening. It was a trifle. perhaps I am as independent as one here and there.''And I don't like you to tell me so warmly about him when you are in the middle of loving me. indeed.
Here stood a cottage. cropping up from somewhere. indeed. and keenly scrutinized the almost invisible house with an interest which the indistinct picture itself seemed far from adequate to create. which took a warm tone of light from the fire. putting on his countenance a higher class of look than was customary. that such should be!'The dusk had thickened into darkness while they thus conversed. without the motives. and Thirdly. Mr. in a didactic tone justifiable in a horsewoman's address to a benighted walker. Swancourt's frankness and good-nature. the patron of the living. Smith. that's right history enough.