many were blaming me at least indirectly. An elderly white
"Yes," said he, "that is Robert Penfold's writing; and I say again that hand never wrote the forged note."
"Let me see that," said Mrs. Undercliff.
"Oh, yes," said Helen, rather irresolutely; "but you look into the things as well as the writing, and I promised papa--"
"Can't you trust me?" said Mrs. Undercliff, turning suddenly cold and a little suspicious.
"Oh, yes, madam; and indeed I have nothing to reproach myself with. But my papa is anxious. However, I am sure you are my friend; and all I ask is that you will never mention to a soul what you read there."
"I promise that," said the elder lady, and instantly bent her black brows upon the writing. And, as she did so, Helen observed her countenance rise, as a face is very apt to do when its owner enters on congenial work.
"You would have made a great mistake to keep this from _me,"_ said she, gravely. Then she pondered profoundly; then she turned to her son and said, "Why, Edward, this is the very young lady who was wrecked in the Pacific Ocean, and cast on a desolate island. We have all read about you in the papers, miss; and I felt for you, for one, but, of course, not as I do now I have seen you. You must let me go into this with you."
"Ah, if you would!" said Helen. "Oh, madam, I have gone through tortures already for want of somebody of my own sex to keep me in countenance! Oh, if you could have seen how I have been received, with what cold looks, and sometimes with impertinent stares, before I could even penetrate into the region of those cold looks and petty formalities! Any miserable straw was excuse enough to stop me on my errand of justice and mercy and gratitude."
- or that other infinitely more beautiful flower who wandered
- called at the offices of the Bible Society in Earl Street,
- obliquity of vision, and a large pair of spectacles. This
- upon the proceeds, as Dr. Knapp thinks, we cannot say.
- to tell him that she loved him. A dozen times she thought
- possess merit of a very high order; the picture in question
- although her son did not. When the engagement is announced
- learn from me. The brothers and sisters remaining behind
- very slowly northward along the trail that connects with
- have the power of magistrates and civil authorities at
- had been arrested in London and taken down to Elstree to
- Manchu scholar could be found to see it through the Press.
- To his host he explained that he was moving his safari
- to meet Gurney before his departure. In any case he has
- The clever Scot, of whom Borrow was informed by a competent
- again in St. Petersburg before the French were at the gates
- big farm, evidently finding in the society of this rougher
- to search the forest for Leopold. Captain Maenck will command
- He would have liked to join the army but could not obtain
- hope that cold bathing in October and November may prove
- event in this quiet retired corner of the world; and nearly
- the Bible Society gave him his real chance in life. His
- banditti, or wild beasts, I shall return to Madrid.”
- change I shall be benefited, but I wish to come home on
- before. For what was he waiting, or for whom? He heard
- “filled his heart with joy and gladness.” Meanwhile
- Henrietta. I have my eye on a beautiful one at fifteen
- this fact plain to the people—this and a thorough description
- with stating that they were poor natives of the place,
- would have gladdened his heart. In his preface Leland expresses
- what I told you about the Eastern origin of these people?
- and Tom Sayers at Farnborough in 1860, when it was said
- up the steps, depositing her there with her back to the
- What a fate for such a man that he should have been so
- of, you will perhaps render me some assistance in bringing
- and his wife first met. He was twenty-nine; she was a widow
- the great caravan routes entering the Sahara from the south.
- gypsies call the New Testament (also any MS.) a shaster,
- his name “sounded through the hall” by Mr. Joseph John
- of my father, who read the Bible to him in his latter moments—Big
- freedom from doubt and questioning. Baynes had urged her
- no reason to doubt that he has been admitted to the joys
- return as soon as possible to these parts, and commence
- from what he had expected. An American girl would have
- tables, and lifting Helen Cumberly, carried her half-way
- mother, and on a visit to Mary Clarke and the Skeppers
- presence of the other because she madly supposed that this
- not. In 1811, as a clerk in a London mercantile house,
- For three weeks Hanson had remained. During this time he
- The writer, who was only a boy, was a little frightened