‘of a frivolous character,’ indignant cries of ‘No,

time:2023-12-05 06:00:39 source:Tears down the net author:software

‘Aye, aye,’ said the father, impatiently, ‘hoo’ll come. Hoo’s a bit set up now, because hoo thinks I might ha’ spoken more civilly; but hoo’ll think better on it, and come. I can read her proud bonny face like a book. Come along, Bess; there’s the mill bell ringing.’

‘of a frivolous character,’ indignant cries of ‘No,

Margaret went home, wondering at her new friends, and smiling at the man’s insight into what had been passing in her mind. From that day Milton became a brighter place to her. It was not the long, bleak sunny days of spring, nor yet was it that time was reconciling her to the town of her habitation. It was that in it she had found a human interest.

‘of a frivolous character,’ indignant cries of ‘No,

‘Let China’s earth, enrich’d with colour’d stains,

‘of a frivolous character,’ indignant cries of ‘No,

Pencil’d with gold, and streak’d with azure veins,

The grateful flavour of the Indian leaf,

Or Mocho’s sunburnt berry glad receive.’

The day after this meeting with Higgins and his daughter, Mr. Hale came upstairs into the little drawing-room at an unusual hour. He went up to different objects in the room, as if examining them, but Margaret saw that it was merely a nervous trick — a way of putting off something he wished, yet feared to say. Out it came at last —

‘My dear! I’ve asked Mr. Thornton to come to tea to-night.’


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