"For all that, if your theory of Life, Labor, and Capital is true, all incurably destructive handicrafts ought to give way to machinery, and will, as Man advances."
"Heaven forbid! Why, mother, I didn't say she was alone with him; her father was of the party."
"Then surely you are distressing yourself more than you need. She goes to London with her papa, and Mr. Coventry happens to go up the same day; that is really all."
"Oh, but, mother, it was no accident. I watched his face, and there was no surprise when he came up with his luggage and saw her."
Mrs. Little pondered for a minute, and then said, "I dare say all her friends knew she was going up to London to-day; and Mr. Coventry determined to go up the same day. Why, he is courting her: my dear Henry, you knew before to-day that you had a rival, and a determined one. If you go and blame her for his acts, it will be apt to end in his defeating you."
"Will it? Then I won't blame her at all."
"You had better not till you are quite sure: it is one way of losing a high-spirited girl."
"When I asked leave to come to the station and see her off, she seemed put out."
in all the finer points of big game hunting. Of an evening
infinite vexation of spirit, arrived at a conclusion which
I had only a very vague idea who Bishop Berkeley was, but
that he felt as if he could have only too gladly gone to
Max realized that he must lower his head if he would follow.
him. Even when he was at Cambridge he had begun the practice