MRS. BEEVER of Eastmead, and of  Beever and Bream, was a close, though not a cruel observer of what went on, as she always said, at the other house. A great deal more went on there, natu...

Chapter 12015-03-18
MRS. BEEVER of Eastmead, and of Beever and Bream, was a close, though not a cruel observer of what went on, as she always said, at the other house. A great deal more went on there, naturally, than in the great clean, square solitude in which she had practically lived since the death
Chapter 22015-03-17
WHEN Jean Martle, arriving with her message, was ushered into the hall, it struck her at first as empty, and during the moment that she supposed herself in sole possession she perceived it to be showy and indeed rather splendid. Bright, large and high, richly decorated and freely used, full of &ldqu
Chapter 32015-03-17
YOUR young friend, Rose commented, is as affectionate as shes pretty: sending her love to people she has never seen! She only meant the little girl. I think its rather nice of her, said Mrs. Beever. My interest in these anxieties is alw
Chapter 42015-03-16
LEFT alone with the lady of Eastmead, Doctor Ramage studied his watch a little absently. Our young friends exceedingly nervous.Mrs. Beever glanced in the direction in which Rose had disappeared. Do you allude to that girl?
Chapter 52015-03-16
THREE minutes later Tony Bream put his question to his other visitor. Is it true that you know what Julia a while ago had the room cleared in order to say to me? Rose hesitated. Mrs. Beever repeated to you that I told her so? Yes, then; I probably do know.
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DENNIS VIDAL, when the door had closed on his host, drew again to his breast the girl to whom he was plighted and pressed her there with silent joy. She softly submitted, then still more softly dis engaged herself, though in his flushed firmness he but partly released her.
Chapter 72015-03-15
SHE waited compassionately for his nervousness to pass, dropping again, during the pause, upon the sofa she had just occupied with her visitor. At last as, while she watched him, his silence continued, she put him a question.
Chapter 82015-03-14
WITH his letter in his hand Dennis Vidal stood and smiled at her. What in the world has your dear Tony ‘got, and what is he to say? To say? Something to his wife, who appears to have lashed herself into an extraordinary state.The young mans face fell.
Chapter 92015-03-14
THE Doctor, eagerly, spoke to her first. Our friend has not come back? Mine has, said Rose with grace. Let me introduce Mr. Vidal. Doctor Ramage beamed a greeting, and our young lady, with her discreet gaiety, went on to Dennis: He too thinks all
Chapter 102015-03-13
HE quickly remembered that he had not brought in his hat, and also, the next instant, that even to clap it on wouldnt under the circumstances qualify him for immediate departure from Bounds. Just as it came over him that the obligation he had incurred must keep him at least for the day
Chapter 112015-03-13
TONY turned away from her with a movement which was a confession of incompetence; a sense more over of the awkwardness of being so close to a grief for which he had no direct remedy. He could only assure her, in his confusion, of his deep regret that she had had a distress.
Chapter 122015-03-12
HE moved a minute about the hall; then he dropped upon a sofa with a sense of exhaustion and a sudden need of rest; he stretched himself, closing his eyes, glad to be alone, glad above all to make sure that he could lie still. He wished to show himself he was not nervous; he took up a position with
Chapter 132015-03-12
IT continued to be for the lady of Eastmead, as the years went on, a sustaining reflection that if in the matter of upholstery she yielded somewhat stiffly to the other house, so the other house was put out of all countenance by the mere breath of her garden.
Chapter 142015-03-11
HE crossed on his way to the house a tall parlour maid who had just quitted it with a tray which a moment later she deposited on the table near her mistress. Tony Bream was accustomed to say that since Frederick the Greats grenadiers there had never been anything like the queen-mothers
Chapter 152015-03-11
PAUL BEEVER was tall and fat, and his eyes, like his mothers, were very small; but more even than to his mother nature had offered him a compensation for this defect in the extension of the rest of the face. He had large, bare, beardless cheeks and a wide, clean, candid mouth, which the lengt
Chapter 162015-03-10
THE great cake has at last arrived, dear lady! Rose gaily announced to Mrs. Beever, who waited, before acknowledging the news, long enough to suggest to her son that she was perhaps about to act on his advice.Im much obliged to you for having gone to see about it
Chapter 172015-03-10
ROSE ARMIGER, in a few moments, was joined by Tony, and they came up the lawn together to where Jean Martle stood talking with Paul. Here, at the approach of the master of Bounds, this young lady anxiously inquired if Effie had not been well enough to accompany him. She had expected to find her ther
Chapter 182015-03-09
CONSCIOUS of the importance of not letting his nervousness show, he had no sooner pointlessly risen than he took possession of another chair. He dropped the question of Effies security, remembering there was a prior one as to which he had still to justify himself.
Chapter 192015-03-09
TONY went toward his messenger, who, as she saw Rose apparently leaving the garden, pressingly called out: Would you. Miss Armiger, very kindly go over for Effie? She wasnt even yet ready, she explained as she came back up the slope with her friend
Chapter 202015-03-08
IT was singular that though half an hour before he had not felt the want of the assurance he had just asked of her, yet now that he saw it definitely with held it took an importance as instantly as a mirror takes a reflection.
Chapter 212015-03-08
HE directed his face to the house, however, only to find himself in the presence of his mother, who had come back to her tea-table and whom he saw veri tably glare at the small object in his hands. From this object her scrutiny jumped to his own countenance, which, to his great discomfort
Chapter 222015-03-07
AT the sight of the two persons in the garden Rose came straight down to them, and Mrs. Beever, sombre and sharp, still seeking relief in the oppor tunity for satire, remarked to her companion in a manner at once ominous and indifferent that her guest was evidently in eager pursuit of him.
Chapter 232015-03-07
HE had, in this preparation, the full advantage of Rose, who, quite thrown for the moment off her balance, was vividly unable to give any account of the apparition which should be profitable to herself. The violence of her surprise made her catch the back of the nearest chair
Chapter 242015-03-06
WHY did you do that? Dennis asked as soon as he was alone with Rose.She had sunk into a seat at a distance from him, all spent with her great response to her sudden opportunity for justice. His challenge brought her flight to earth; and after waiting a moment she answered him with a
Chapter 252015-03-06
THE others had been so absorbed that they had not seen Jean Martle approach, and she, on her side, was close to them before appearing to perceive a stranger in the gentleman who held Effie in his lap and whom she had the air of having assumed, at a greater distance, to be Anthony Bream.
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