"How can you offend him by marrying Jael?"
"What, have you forgotten how angry he was when Mr. Richard Raby proposed to her? There, I'll go and speak to him."
He was no sooner gone than Mrs. Little stepped into Jael's room, and told her how matters stood.
Jael looked dismayed, and begged her on no account to proceed: "For," said she, "if Mr. Henry was to ask me, I should say No. He would always be hankering after Miss Carden: and, pray don't be angry with me, but I think I'm worth a man's whole heart; for I could love one very dearly, if he loved me."
Mrs. Little was deeply mortified. "This I did NOT expect," said she. "Well, if you are all determined to be miserable--BE."
Henry hunted up Mr. Raby, and asked him bluntly whether he would like him to marry Jael Dence.
Raby made no reply for some time, and his features worked strangely.
"Has she consented to be your wife?"
our tents. They were very civil, and offered us a house;
vile. I have no sympathy with the enthusiast who sang:
Common. It is a huge fragment of the iron-cemented sandstone
and is pleasantly situated on an eminence which commands
and phlox that drew him to the perfumed air of the garden,
was never used by the quarry folk), give to thee, Cousin