"Doctor," said Mr. Carden, "you are an old friend, and a discreet man; I will confide the truth to you."
"You may save yourself the trouble. I have watched the whole progress of this amour up to the moment when you gave them the advantage of your paternal wisdom, and made them both miserable."
"It is very unreasonable of them, to be miserable."
"Oh, lovers parted could never yet make themselves happy with reason."
"But why do you say parted? All I said was, 'No engagement till you can make a settlement: and don't compromise her in the meanwhile.' I did not mean to interdict occasional visits."
"Then why not say so? That is so like people. You made your unfavorable stipulation plain enough; but the little bit of comfort, you left that in doubt. This comes of not putting yourself in his place. I have had a talk with him about it, and he thinks he is not to show his face here till he is rich enough to purchase your daughter of you."
"But I tell you he has misunderstood me."
"Then write to him and say so."
tables, and lifting Helen Cumberly, carried her half-way
askew, and his sword six yards away. “Jon, enough,”
left it burned and broken, but I could restore it. Surely
plunge to wash the sweat off and soaked in a hot stone
one of our party was unable anywhere to purchase either
You?” “No. A fighter. Donal Noye gave him the Wall