I must stick to my original plan. And with that he struck his spurs against his horse's flanks, and rode forward at a hard trot to put his machines in motion. Inscription on Edinburgh Tolbooth Early on the following morning the carriage which had brought Bertram to Hazlewood House was, with his two silent and surly attendants, appointed to convey him to his place of confinement at Portanferry.
"I have," purred Bertram, "and he says all right, let them have it, then. He's gone now to look up proxy marriages, I believe." "Proxy marriages, indeed! Come, come, Bertram, I've got something to do this morning besides to stand here listening to your nonsense. See that you and Cyril get here on time that's all!" And she hung up the receiver with an impatient jerk.
I long to be introduced to Captain Bertram, and to thank him for the well-deserved lesson he gave to my rashness and indiscretion. 'He has left us just now, said Lucy, 'and in a manner that has frightened us very much. Just at that moment the Colonel's carriage drove up, and, on observing the ladies, stopped, while Mannering and his learned counsel alighted and joined them.
You say that this lady had power to settle her estate on Miss Bertram, and that she did so?" "Even so, Colonel," replied Glossin.
The Bertrams are undoubtedly some of the first people in this country. She is niece to Sir Thomas Bertram; that will be enough for the world. But go on, go on. Tell me more. What are your plans? Does she know her own happiness?" "No." "What are you waiting for?" "For for very little more than opportunity. Mary, she is not like her cousins; but I think I shall not ask in vain." "Oh no! you cannot.
Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly; and Sir Thomas, seeing how much she needed encouragement, tried to be all that was conciliating: but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment; and Lady Bertram, without taking half so much trouble, or speaking one word where he spoke ten, by the mere aid of a good-humoured smile, became immediately the less awful character of the two.
There isn't any woman, of course, who would exactly suit all of us; and so we shall just have to be willing to take some one who doesn't." "The trouble is," explained Bertram, airily, "we want some one who will be invisible to every one except the world and Billy, and who will be inaudible always." "I don't know but you are right," sighed William. "But suppose we settle on Aunt Hannah.
John, adding the twins and little Bertram to the party, drove over on a Saturday afternoon, finding no one at home but Mrs. Henfrey. "St. George," she said, "has taken to regular work, and sits at his desk all the morning, and for an hour or two in the afternoon, excepting on Saturday, when he gives himself a half-holiday, as if he was a schoolboy." "And where was he now?" John asked.
Lucy Bertram, who sung her native melodies very sweetly, was accompanied by her friend upon the instrument, and Julia afterwards performed some of Scarlatti's sonatas with great brilliancy.
After settling her at Thornton Lacey with every kind attention to her comfort, the object of almost every day was to see her there, or to get her away from it. Selfishly dear as she had long been to Lady Bertram, she could not be parted with willingly by her. No happiness of son or niece could make her wish the marriage.