But I can hardly recognize you in that capacity as regards sociology." Sharlee made no reply. She had no idea that the young man's dismissal from the Post had been a crucifixion to him, an unendurable infamy upon his virginal pride of intellect.
It occurred to him, however, that the detective might be indulging in the favorite police game of bluff that his easy dismissal of one of the most important features of the mystery was but a sham, a pretense designed to cover his ignorance. "If you regard the matter so lightly, why don't you disclose your knowledge to the coroner?" he taunted the detective.
"I'll see her," he said slowly, "and I'll see him after he comes back from Willow Bluff." That was all, but Jake, accustomed to Julian Marbolt's every mood, read a deal more than the words expressed. He waited for what else might be coming, but only received a curt dismissal in tones so sharp that he hurried out of the room precipitately.
And, wisely or not, Sparta is now in command at Byzantium, and it behoves her to maintain, with the dignity she assumes, the interests she represents. Grant that Pausanias be recalled, another Spartan can succeed him. Whom of your countrymen would you prefer to that high post, if you, O Peers, aid us in the dismissal of Pausanias?
He could not account for this extraordinary and unlooked-for audience, among whom he spied many who had thought it wiser not to protest against the dictum of the first citizen, and many who had professed to believe that the teacher's connection with Jethro Bass was a good and sufficient reason for dismissal. The judge was prepared to take advantage of the tide, whatever its cause.
His presence became so objectionable to the heads of the hospital, excellent people whose sole aim is to aid suffering humanity, that he was ousted. He returned from his American trip after his dismissal last year and gave a widely quoted interview upon arrival in Germany which sought to discredit America through hitting Mr.
Zeally's cleverness struck me as a trifle too ah phenomenal for belief. I scented some low intrigue; and Polly's dismissal may indicate my pretty shrewd guess at the culprit." "But it was not Polly!" "Eh?" Endymion sat bolt upright. "You must not blame Polly. It was I whom M. Raoul came to see that night." He stared at her, incredulous. "My dear Dorothea, are you quite insane?"
But Lucien broke off with a gesture of despair. "Well, what is it?" asked the poor girl. "Oh! Madame de Serizy sees me!" cried Lucien, "and to crown our woes, the Duc de Rhetore, who witnessed my dismissal, is with her." In fact, at that very minute, the Duc de Rhetore was amusing himself with Madame de Serizy's discomfiture.
But when, at four o'clock, I took my ruler in hand to give the usual signal of dismissal, the Phenomenon's heels had already vanished through the window, and the repressed animal spirits of a whole barbaric epoch sounded in the whoop with which the Modoc shot through the door. Finally, I, myself, rode up the lane in the boat.
I am not accustomed to ask a thing twice. She was almost serious. Keene smiled in a sickly way, bowed, and went to do her bidding. Among the little girls who had received invitations to the tea-party were two named Rendal, the children of the man whose dismissal from New Wanley had been announced by Mutimer. Adela was rather surprised to see them in the garden.