"I will take care and not tell again, sir," said Ruth, in a low voice.
"Nay, Ruth, you are not going to have secrets from me, are you? Don't you remember your promise to consider me as a brother? Go on telling me everything that happens to you, pray; you cannot think how much interest I take in all your interests. I can quite fancy that charming home at Milham you told me about last Sunday. I can almost fancy Mrs. Mason's workroom; and that, surely, is a proof either of the strength of my imagination, or of your powers of description."
Ruth smiled. "It is, indeed, sir. Our workroom must be so different to anything you ever saw. I think you must have passed through Milham often on your way to Lowford."
"Then you don't think it is any stretch of fancy to have so clear an idea as I have of Milham Grange? On the left hand of the road, is it, Ruth?"
"Yes, sir, just over the bridge, and up the hill where the elm-trees meet overhead and make a green shade; and then comes the dear old Grange, that I shall never see again."
"Never! Nonsense, Ruthie; it is only six miles off; you may see it any day. It is not an hour's ride."
"Perhaps I may see it again when I am grown old; I did not think exactly what 'never' meant; it is so very long since I was there, and I don't see any chance of my going for years and years at any rate."
"Why, Ruth, you--we may go next Sunday afternoon, if you like."
- Max crossed the threshold hard upon her heels. Three descending
- which have in the eyes of some flung on our flag the lustre
- the lantern in the middle and the glimmering gems below,
- or Da Silvestra, nor anybody else. We had got them: there
- and the girl's mind was in such a turmoil that she had
- with the lightning of my spears; I shook them to the ground
- “The winter is overpast with storms, the summer is come
- A clear portrayal of this from the interior, or even a
- first time that he had been surprised there he apologized
- You must come home, Quatermain, and see about these things,
- Then arose the delicate question of which way to go. Of
- biography is that of a philosophical history, which adds
- either a watch or a clock; and an old man who was supposed
- presents an unprecedented opportunity for the representatives
- made him eminently respectable in himself and in his sphere.
- I make a decree, and it shall be published from the mountains
- reason we have seen so many parrots lately; the cheucau
- since history began. He saw his country expand from seventeen
- but by manly resolution, study, and effort paid the fair
- us such anxiety as Sir Henry’s and Good’s wounds. Good
- In the afternoon we paid our respects to the governor —
- and important in the historic growth and moral changes
- reached this country from over the mountains — perchance
- girl sit by him, fearing that if she moved and drew away
- his boys had deserted, for a hunting party from the bungalow
- humanity, if not without rejoicing, at least without sorrow.
- A wide, solid, and permanent reputation, such as crowned
- level ground. I scrambled to him, and found him unhurt,
- He divided his small following into two parties, entrusting
- It was wonderful what a change this mere spark of hope
- antagonisms of all sorts, which have been the chief sources
- judges, trained in critical knowledge, skilled by long
- of the Eurasian. She turned and faced him, threw up both
- his habits of neatness, he still wore, and ran it through
- a white man comes to my gates I will send him back; if
- sort unless the features and accents of the great characters
- often among the blooms beneath the great moon—the black-haired,
- white man’s houses? Ye shall teach my people how to build
- to the knee, amidst notes of rapturous admiration from
- About eight o’clock we had a visit from Infadoos, who
- good old blooms of northern Europe which My Dear had so
- as many as ye can take hence — if indeed ye would leave
- By now we are running down the passage, and this is what
- a house near here. You have done your day’s work, and
- the steps again, finding himself now nearly up to his armpits
- Ignosi rose and looked earnestly at us for a few seconds.
- since he had been among us, in the full enjoyment of health,
- for an annuity to an old friend, to release him from toil
- unlocked the door at the foot of the steps. He turned,
- his memory, scrupulously guarding and training his children.