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亚洲情综合五月天

时间: 2019年12月09日 03:12

She was deep in her work now when her brother joined her. Charles was suffering from a cold of paralysing severity, and she looked up with a certain anxiety as a fit of coughing took him, for he was liable to bad bronchitis. 鈥榁ery likely, my dear,鈥?said her mother, 鈥榯hough it鈥檚 poor work entailing your pictures if you haven鈥檛 got anybody to leave them to. Indeed, I don鈥檛 see how they could be entailed unless you had somebody nearer than a second cousin to entail them for. I shouldn鈥檛 think the law would allow that for so distant a relation, though I鈥檓 sure I don鈥檛 know. Bless me, you鈥檝e put on your new red dress. Whatever have you done that for? Just to sit quietly before the fire at home?鈥? He drew the young head with its soft shining chestnut curls down on to his breast, and pressed his lips to her cheek. And as to that particular note, Mr. Ravell paid it away, as well as the others Mrs. Errington gave him, to the agent of a Manchester house he deals with, the next day after it came into his hands. I ascertained that from Ravell himself. 鈥業 want to ask your pardon, Miss Propert,鈥?he said, 鈥榝or my conduct to you this morning. I am sure you did not charge me more than your work was worth. I like your design very much. I shall be truly grateful to you if you will let me have that plate. I am sorry. That鈥檚 all.... I am sorry.鈥? CHAPTER II 亚洲情综合五月天 � Whilst he was still speaking, the house had filled with an ever-gathering crowd. People stood in the passage, peeping over each other's shoulders, and pushing to get a glimpse of Algernon. There were even faces pressed to the windows outside, and the garden was blocked up. Polly had come hurrying back from the town, and now elbowed her way through the crowd to her master. She soon cleared the passage of the throng of idlers who blocked it up, and shut them outside the door by main force. They still swarmed about the house and garden, both on the side of the road and that of Whit Meadow. And their numbers increased every minute. Polly pulled the man who had been spokesman into the dining-room, and bade him say what he had to say without further preamble. "It's no use 'preparing' him," she said, pointing to Algernon, who had sunk into a chair, and was holding his forehead with his hands; "you'll only make it worse. I'm afraid you can't tell him anything dreadfuller than he's got into his head already. Speak out!" The old woman would be in a fury with me when my lord told her he had promised me that post without consulting her, thought Algernon; "and would tell any lie to keep me out of the house. But we shall beat her this time." As he so thought he pulled off his hat and made so distinguished and condescending a bow to my lady, that her nephew, who was near-sighted and did not recognise Errington, pulled off his own hat in a hurry, very awkwardly, and acknowledged the salute with some confused idea that the graceful gentleman was a foreigner of distinction; whilst my lady, turning purple, shook her head at him in anger at the whole incident. All which Algernon saw, understood, and was immensely diverted by. 鈥業s it not clever and quaint?鈥?she said. 鈥業 must really tell Jane that it is not a real one, or she will be dusting it away. And the monkey too, that is even quainter. You can bend its arms and legs into all sorts of attitudes. I made a little speech, dear, and there was Lady Inverbroom on one side of me, and Mrs Crawshaw on the other. It was quite a gathering of county people. Lady Inverbroom asked after you; no, I think I told her you had the influenza first, and then she asked after you. Yes, that was the way of it. She had a mantle on which I don鈥檛 think can have cost more than four guineas, but then I鈥檓 sure it鈥檚 not her fault if she has to economise. For my part, if I had all those pictures with that great house to keep up, I should get my husband to sell one or two, and treat myself to a bit of finery and a better dinner in the evening.{218}鈥? Australian Flight finish, 10th December, 1919.