There was no fight in him all his life he had got everything without fighting. "Do your best," he said. "I'm very ill to-day. I'm " "Good-by " Zabriskie had hung up the receiver. James sat staring at the tape like a paralytic staring at death. The minutes lengthened into an hour into two hours.
Of course he fared as ill with his fellow-scholars at Truro Grammar School as he did well with the masters; but an elder boy took him under his protection, and not only lessened his grievances at the time, but founded a lasting friendship.
Evidently, from what his sister says, his mind had been for some time very ill at ease in the great world in which he lived.
Owen's voice was quiet dangerously quiet. "Is there anything wrong with Vivian? Is she has she been ill?" "No." "Then ... God! man, what are you trying to tell me?" His forced calm was breaking up. "Out with it whatever it is. Is Vivian is she dead?" "No oh, no." He spoke hurriedly, thankful that he could at least answer that question in the negative. "Then ... what is it?
"Child, we must be all to one another, now SHE is gone," whispered he. "Oh, father, what can I do for you? Do tell me! I'll do anything." "I know thou wilt. Thou must not fret thyself ill, that's the first thing I ask. Thou must leave me and go to bed now, like a good girl as thou art." "Leave you, father! oh, don't say so."
Ellen stopped a moment to make some inquiries of him about his wife and children, and then turned home-wards, saying, as she took her brother's arm, "I dare say a good dinner would do that man's daughter a world of good; she is ill, and they are very poor: but then there is no way of sending it." "Where do they live?" asked Edward. "Oh, it is half-an-hour's walk: they live close to the beach."
Ambition formed no part of her love for the King; she had a real passion for him, and never loved any other person. It was at Montespan's instigation that the King behaved so ill to her.
When he was asked to accept it, he thought it would be ill- natured to refuse; I am certain, however, he will be very glad to give up the work to any other person who may be appointed. I will be sure to tell him this evening what you have said. 'You need not trouble yourself to do that, said Mrs. Val. 'I shall see him myself before long.
She had also left him when he was helpless, and again when he was ill and weak. What she required now, therefore, was a blind idolatry; and so many had offered this that she felt entitled to it, even though there should be no such devotion on her part.
Nothing but the strongest ill will expressed by the Queen, and the people about her, and menaces of the Royal resentment, should this scheme be persisted in, prevented it from being carried into effect. The boldest on our side were, in like manner, for having our Prince into the country.