|Date:||Thu, 21 Sep 2006 21:00:09 -0700|
You children must excuse me for alittle while, she announced. She looked frightened to death when she told usyou were here.
I think she wasafraid you might be going to bring another lawsuit against Mrs. I can dowithout them much better than she can.
Oh, you neednt tell me, if youhad rather not.
And no wonder, retorted the third voice, that of Mr. Truman was ingood health and shared the library with them. So long as the girl and her grandmother dont object, why shouldwe? Suzette made mepromise I wouldnt; I suppose because she was afraid of losing herplace.
I cant think there is anything of consequence in Banksfriendship for Elizabeth.
I am not quite sure yet that I shall like it, sheadmitted.
That doesnt soundas if she were very spiteful, does it? His uncle was rubbing his chin reflectively.
She thinks, of course, that I have come here to drag you intocourt again, said Banks. It is perfectlyamazing that you and he havent met before, but I know you havent.
And suppose somethin should come ofit, he went on, in earnest this time, what of that?
When at ten he said goodnight, it was she who bade him be sure to come again. Ifell into the water and you fished me out.
Well, Ill call you somethin else if you dont stop winkin andbobbin your head up and down. Oh, and I ought to congratulate you, oughtnt I?
This sort of thing could not go on long in Denboro withoutattracting some notice. However, when he made hisnext call at the house on the Old Ostable Road, Mrs. She did not answer; she picked up her knittingand bent over it. Trents grandfather and your grandfather and my husbandwere partners back in the dark ages.
It is so nice to have young people about, she declared. She can be very secretive, and for no reason at all, ifit suits her to be.
His uncle was rubbing his chin reflectively.
Bradfords father and tryingto guess where and when you knew him. Oh, nothing serious; Im not quite an idiot, I hope.
Perhaps discontented would be a better word.
I stopped in a moment to look at that lowboy grandmother isinterested in.
It is so nice to have young people about, she declared. She looked surprised anda little frightened to see him now.
Trents grandfather and your grandfather and my husbandwere partners back in the dark ages.
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