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van der Luyden's attitude said neither yes nor no, but always appeared to incline to clemency till her thin lips, wavering into the shadow of a smile, made the almost invariable reply: "I shall first have to talk this over with my husband."
van der Luyden were so exactly alike that Archer often wondered how, after forty years of the closest conjugality, two such merged identities ever separated themselves enough for anything as controversial as a talking-over.
Soon people from Dort to Mons began to talk of Mynheer van Baerle's tulips; and his beds, pits, drying-rooms, and drawers of bulbs were visited, as the galleries and libraries of Alexandria were by illustrious Roman travellers.
Van Baerle began by expending his yearly revenue in laying the groundwork of his collection, after which he broke in upon his new guilders to bring it to perfection.
With a jerk of abruptness, he deposited Jerry in Van Horn's arms and turned away along the deck.
"Yes, and there's two heads more that the Arangi owes Somo," Van Horn nodded.
Feeling certainly assured by this time that the man was no other than Van Brandt, I was on the point of answering him sharply, when Mrs.
Van Brandt had some sordid interest of his own to serve in writing this grotesquely impudent composition, and that the unhappy woman who bore his name was heartily ashamed of the proceeding on which he had ventured, were conclusions easily drawn after reading the two letters.
I noticed that Van Helsing tied a soft silk handkerchief round her throat.
Van Helsing is simply frantic about it, and I am at my wits' end.
'Understand me,' continued Van Tromp; 'I am a man of the world.
A conversation usually ripened into a peculiar sort of intimacy, and it was extraordinary how many little services Van Tromp contrived to render in the course of six-and-thirty hours.