"But I don't see what you find to like in it, Joe," she said softly, the note of insistence in her
words betraying recent and unsatisfactory discussion.
"My darling!" he said- a word he had never used to her
As I walked close by her
and looked keenly into her
face, she cast down her
eyes and half turned away.
She is young, handsome, clever, and unscrupulous; she has made money to live on, and has time at her
disposal to find out the weak side of an old man; and she is going to attack Mr.
There is a quickness of perception in some, a nicety in the discernment of character, a natural penetration, in short, which no experience in others can equal, and Lady Russell had been less gifted in this part of understanding than her
She was almost the last to leave the hall, and she stood looking uncertainly about her
as if wondering why he did not show himself.
And yet nowhere about her
, in antechamber or corridor, was there sign of any other being than herself and the recumbent figure of Tario, the jeddak, who watched her
through half-closed eyes from the gorgeous trappings of his regal couch.
He talked on steadily, in a low, confidential voice, head close to hers
, as advertisement to the other girl that he was occupied.
`Oh, I BEG your pardon!' she exclaimed in a tone of great dismay, and began picking them up again as quickly as she could, for the accident of the goldfish kept running in her
head, and she had a vague sort of idea that they must be collected at once and put back into the jury-box, or they would die.
Farebrother, seeing her
small sister moving about the furniture-legs distressfully, "what is the matter?"
For a moment Rokoff stood sneering down upon Jane Clayton, then his eyes fell to the little bundle in her
She could scarcely move her
head for pain and heaviness, her
eyes were strained and sore, and she was very weak.