If a moment's silence broke the conversation, he would turn restless, touch me, then say, "Jane."
"You are altogether a human being, Jane? You are certain of that?"
She was called Jane
, and always had an odd inquiring look, as if from the moment she arrived on the mainland she wanted to ask questions.
"To you, dear Jane
, I offer the love of a cultured man and association with one of culture and refinement, which you must have sorely missed in your relations with the poor ape that through your girlish infatuation you married so thoughtlessly.
"You certainly are a f--fool, as you aptly express it," said Agatha, passing her arm round Jane
, and disregarding an angry attempt to shake it off; "but if I had any heart it would be touched by this proof of your attachment."
ONE morning Lucinda and Jane
had gone out for a drive in the doll's perambulator.
"Anne," said Jane
, still more solemnly, "what do you think of my brother Billy?"
Cole was so kind as to sit some time with us, talking of Jane
; for as soon as she came in, she began inquiring after her, Jane
is so very great a favourite there.
The voluble Lady Jane
interrupted him before he could open his lips.
On and on they went through what seemed to Jane
a solid mass of verdure, yet ever there appeared to open before this forest god a passage, as by magic, which closed behind them as they passed.
The master of the house heard with real sorrow that they were to go so soon, and repeatedly tried to persuade Miss Bennet that it would not be safe for her-- that she was not enough recovered; but Jane
was firm where she felt herself to be right.
The child took her sewing and sat beside aunt Jane
in the kitchen while aunt Miranda had the post of observation at the sitting-room window.