Lessingham, I am aware, and you know that I am aware, that you have made certain overtures to Miss Lindon. That is a fact in which I am keenly interested. 'As how? 'The Lindons and the Athertons are not the acquaintances of one generation only. Marjorie Lindon and I have been friends since childhood. She looks upon me as a brother 'As a brother? 'As a brother. 'Yes.
He is always talking about the magnificence, and the high breeding of the Lindons, but anything less high-bred than the head of the Lindons, in his moments of wrath, it would be hard to conceive. His language I will not attempt to portray, but his observations consisted, mainly, of abuse of Paul, glorification of the Lindons, and orders to me.
'And therefore I make no apology for coming to you at at what may be regarded as a a strictly domestic crisis; at a moment in the history of the Lindons when delicacy and common sense are are essentially required. This time I contented myself with nodding.
He flung himself into a chair, threw his coat wide open, and his arms too, and started off again. 'The family of the Lindons is, at this moment, represented by a a young woman, by my daughter, sir. She represents me, and it's her duty to represent me adequately adequately, sir! And what's more, between ourselves, sir, it's her duty to marry.