A scene of much excitement and confusion followed, in the midst of which young Beresford was led away by his father and Travilla. A week later the latter gentleman reached Lansdale, arriving there in the early morning train. He put up at its principal hotel, and having refreshed himself by a few hours' sleep, a bath, and breakfast, inquired the way to Miss Stanhope's.
"I might have known that. He will continue through the ages to be an impossible boy. Miss Lansdale feels the same way about him.
"You must see that he has every comfort, Walter; let no expense be spared, nothing left undone that may alleviate his sufferings or assist his recovery. What is the physician's opinion of the case?" "He is not very communicative to me; may be more so to you. You'll stay and see him when he calls, won't you?" "What time? I must be off again by the first train. I want to reach Lansdale to-morrow."
In short, Miss Lansdale was understood spontaneously to borrow a phrase from the Argus "by each and all who had the good fortune to be present," for she was dowered with that quick-drawing charm which has worked a familiar spell upon the sons of men in all times. She was incontestably feminine. She gave the woman-call.
She pointed the boat to our landing, and as she leaned her narrow shoulders far back she shot me; one swift look. But I could see much farther into the water that floated us. Lest Miss Katharine Lansdale seem unduly formidable, I should, perhaps, say that I appeared to be alone in finding her so.
Well, I was afraid you didn't think he was in regard to that fellow you met out in Lansdale; I've been wanting to see you to tell you what I know of the scoundrelism of Tom Jackson, and the proof that they are one and the same." "Yes, I know, I I believe it now, Walter, and But don't let us speak of it again," she faltered, turning deathly pale and almost gasping for breath.
"And she always says 'diddy-you' instead of 'dij-you," broke in my namesake, who, loitering near us, had overheard the name of Mrs. Potts. "That will do, Calvin!" said his father, shortly. It seemed to me that the still young life of Solon was fast being blighted. A graver charge than frivolity was soon to be brought against the widow of the late Colonel Jere Lansdale.
Bob and Betty left them farther on in the journey, and the remainder of the little company travelled on to Lansdale, arriving the day before the important occasion which called them there. Mrs.
This letter and the three from Lansdale were handed Mr. Dinsmore together. He opened Elsie's first. The contents puzzled, surprised, and alarmed him.
This occurred to me when she said: "I only brought you along for your dog." It was, of course, quite like a Lansdale to do that; but much liker a Peavey to tell it, with that brief poise of the opened eyes upon one's own. "Don't hold it against Jim," I pleaded. "It's my fault. I'm obliged to be most careful about his associates. I've brought him up on a system." "Indeed?