"Smith is notoriously hot-tempered, but the sight of some nondescript and miry creature sitting crosslegged amongst a lot of loose straw, and swinging itself to and fro like a bear in a cage, made him pause.
"As the creature approached him, jabbering in a most discomposing manner, Smith (unaware that he was being addressed as 'gracious lord,' and ad- jured in God's name to afford food and shelter) kept on speaking firmly but gently to it, and re- treating all the time into the other yard.
At that moment the first smith
got up and, scratching his bruised face to make it bleed, shouted in a tearful voice: "Police!
; and on this head I shall be no more disposed to question your judgment than to doubt your inclination."
She was not struck by any thing remarkably clever in Miss Smith
's conversation, but she found her altogether very engagingnot inconveniently shy, not unwilling to talkand yet so far from pushing, shewing so proper and becoming a deference, seeming so pleasantly grateful for being admitted to Hartfield, and so artlessly impressed by the appearance of every thing in so superior a style to what she had been used to, that she must have good sense, and deserve encouragement.
In short, Beauty Smith
was a monstrosity, and the blame of it lay elsewhere.
and his colleague exchanged glances, and the latter drew his chief on one side.
, for I wanted a steam launch, and I have heard good reports of the--Let me see, what is her name?"
We left the carriage at the maker's, and Smith
rode me to the White Lion, and ordered the hostler to feed me well, and have me ready for him at four o'clock.
Anne found in Mrs Smith
the good sense and agreeable manners which she had almost ventured to depend on, and a disposition to converse and be cheerful beyond her expectation.
. Flora saw her father trembling in all his exiguous length, though he held himself stiffer than ever if that was possible.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith
, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith
became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.