Again his eyes lifted and looked into hers
. He meant it--she knew that.
Then suddenly a terrible shriek- it could not be hers
, she could not scream like that- came from the bedroom.
Once I ventured gently to chaff her
about this religiosity of hers
But I was the architect of her
fortunes -- the publisher, so to speak, of her
book -- and, if anything, I am underpaid.
Sir Walter, indeed, though he had no affection for Anne, and no vanity flattered, to make him really happy on the occasion, was very far from thinking it a bad match for her
. On the contrary, when he saw more of Captain Wentworth, saw him repeatedly by daylight, and eyed him well, he was very much struck by his personal claims, and felt that his superiority of appearance might be not unfairly balanced against her
superiority of rank; and all this, assisted by his well-sounding name, enabled Sir Walter at last to prepare his pen, with a very good grace, for the insertion of the marriage in the volume of honour.
He slipped an arm through hers
, as Eady had done, and fancied it was faintly pressed against her
She looked up into his face to see smiling lips above hers
and brave eyes, untouched by terror, drinking deeply of her
As she talked, Billy followed her
solemnly, his eyes steadily turned on hers
Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers
would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her
riper years, the simple and loving heart of her
childhood: and how she would gather about her
other little children, and make THEIR eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her
own child-life, and the happy summer days.
Farebrother in the morning, she had promised to go and dine at the parsonage on her
return from Freshitt.
If he continued to believe that the child had been hers
, so much safer would be the real Jack wherever he might be.
Louisa, taking down the hand that would have embraced her
in another moment, held it in one of hers
, and answered: