[Pg 188] 鈥楢nd you that鈥檚 only just got your commission, sir, and that鈥檒l be adjutant when you please, and a staff officer, and a field officer, and a general officer, and all sorts of officers rolled into one, before you be got a grey hair. G鈥檒ong with you, sir! It鈥檚 the wildest, maddest鈥攚ell, no, that鈥檚 not a pleasant word to use in this house. But you mustn鈥檛 do it, sir; you mustn鈥檛 do it. Only this blessed day did I see the captain鈥擥reathed鈥攈im that鈥檚 colonel now, you know; and he axes after you; and sez he, is he pretty stout? sez he; and sez I, he is that, sez I; and I鈥檒l be coming to see him, sez he; and I hope he will, this very day, sez I, for it鈥檚 a folly to talk to him, sez I; which it is, sez he; I mean, sez I鈥攂ut I鈥檓 fairly bothered, like Johnny Raw at recruits鈥?drill.鈥? One thing more, he said to himself, "and my arrangements will be made." Thirty years had whitened the Doctor鈥檚 bushy eyebrows-his hair they could not whiten. I believe that but for that wig he would have been made a bishop. 鈥淚t is now a quarter past one. Time for honest folk to be abed. Meet me here at eleven o鈥檆lock to-morrow, booted and spurred, with but a scrip at the back of your bicycles, and I will hand you letters to F茅lise and the poetic and philosophic Bigourdin, and now,鈥?said he, 鈥渨ith your permission, I will ring for Auguste.鈥? The cause of the fire long remained a mystery. That it was the work of an incendiary was beyond question. Various theories were advocated by the settlers, but suspicion rested upon Machecawa, who, it was alleged, had been seen by the bookkeeper at a late hour lingering about the mills, a suspicion which gained no credence with the Chief and his family. 丁香五月啪啪,激情综合,色久久,色久久综合网,五月婷婷开心中文字幕 The rest of the day he spent in looking for a room, which he soon found, and in familiarising himself with liberty. In the evening I took him to the Olympic, where Robson was then acting in a burlesque on Macbeth, Mrs. Keeley, if I remember rightly, taking the part of Lady Macbeth. In the scene before the murder, Macbeth had said he could not kill Duncan when he saw his boots upon the landing. Lady Macbeth put a stop to her husband鈥檚 hesitation by whipping him up under her arm, and carrying him off the stage, kicking and screaming. Ernest laughed till he cried. 鈥淲hat rot Shakespeare is after this,鈥?he exclaimed, involuntarily. I remembered his essay on the Greek tragedians, and was more epris with than ever. 鈥淎nd your father?鈥? This only seemed to alarm the old woman the more. She was superstitious, like most of her race, and straightway fancied that it was some evil spirit who had assumed Mrs. Kenyon's voice. AFEW evenings afterwards Bigourdin gave a dinner of ceremony to the Viriots鈥攁nd a dinner of ceremony in provincial France is a very ceremonious and elaborate affair. All day long there had been anxious preparations. F茅lise abandoning the fabrique, toiled assiduously with Euph茅mie, while Bigourdin, expert chef like all good hotel-keepers, controlled everything with his master touch. The crazily ceremonious hour of seven-thirty was fixed upon; not only on account of its ceremoniousness, but because by that time the commercial travellers would have finished their meal and melted away. The long middle table was replaced by a round table prodigally adorned with flowers and four broad tricolour ribbons, each like the sash of Monsieur le Maire, radiating from under a central silver 茅pergne laden with fruit of which a pineapple was the crown. A bewildering number of glasses of different shapes stood at each place, to be filled each kind in its separate order with the wine ordained for each separate course. Martin rehearsed the wine service over and over again with a solemn Bigourdin. As a lieutenant he had the plongeur (or washer-up of glass and crockery) from the Caf茅 de l鈥橴nivers, an earnest neophyte tense with the excitement of practising a higher branch of his profession.