At six o'clock, Jael Dence came for him in a fly, and told him he was to go home with her.
"All right," said he; "but how did you come there?"
"She bade me come and see her again--that day I brought the bust. So I went to see her, and I found her so busy, and doing more than she was fit, poor thing, so I made bold to give her a hand. That was yesterday; and I shall come every day--if 'tis only for an hour-- till the curtains are all up."
"Ask no questions, and you will hear no lies."
Henry remonstrated; Jael recommended patience; and at last they reached a little villa half way up Heath Hill. "You are at home now," said Jael, dryly. The new villa looked very gay that evening, for gas and fires were burning in every room.
The dining-room and drawing room were both on the ground-floor; had each one enormous window with plate glass, and were rooms of very fair size, divided by large folding-doors. These were now open, and Henry found his mother seated in the dining-room, with two workwomen, making curtains, and in the drawing-room were two more, sewing a carpet.
The carpet was down in the dining-room. The tea-table was set, and gave an air of comfort and housewifely foresight, in the midst of all the surrounding confusion.
Young Little stared. Mrs. Little smiled.
up the steps, depositing her there with her back to the
buy them from my laundress, and get a connection with other
Luck, which certainly had not been too kind to my hero
well; for at the end of the first week the pair found they
and not Spaniards and that they were in sad want of tobacco
liked Offenbach, and the airs that went about the streets,