When prayer-meeting was over John Douglas came
up with his usual request.
It was my brother Gardiner's drawing up too, and I wonder how he came to make such an awkward business of it.
When first he came in, he had spoken to her but little; but every five minutes seemed to be giving her more of his attention.
They passed several more parties of boys, all of them objects of the deepest interest to Tom, and came
in sight of the town at ten minutes before twelve.
And when she came
home she drank, in her gladness of heart, a draught of wine, and as wine excites a desire to eat, she tasted the best of whatever she was cooking until she was satisfied, and said: 'The cook must know what the food is like.
So this bright coin came
from a country planted in the middle of the world, and beneath the great equator, and named after it; and it had been cast midway up the Andes, in the unwaning clime that knows no autumn.
Now tell me," proceeds Allan, making a strong effort to overcome his repugnance, going very near to him, and leaning over him with an expression of confidence, "tell me how it came
about that you left that house when the good young lady had been so unfortunate as to pity you and take you home.