"And you refused him?" asked Miss Penelope. "Of course I did. You don't mean to say that you think I would have accepted him?" To this Miss Penelope made no answer. Her opinions were of a mixed sort. She partly misbelieved Miss Todd partly wondered at her.
Time hanging heavy on his hands, he had sought the hotel in the hope that some form of distraction might present itself. "Have you heard the latest, Mr. Delamere?" asked the bartender, as he mixed a cocktail for his customer. "No, Billy; what is it?" "There's to be a big cakewalk upstairs to-night.
Her tone was wholly frank and cordial, but there was a wistful look in her face, as of one who knew how roughly life handles all youthful enthusiasms. When John Lyon walked away from her door his feelings were very much mixed. At one instant his pride rebelled against the attitude he had just assumed. But this was only a flash, which he put away as unbecoming a man towards a true woman.
In reply to this, Stanistreet in a two-column article used the word 'dreamer, and Rogers, when Berlin had been already silenced, finally replied with his amazing 'block-head. But, in my opinion, by far the most learned and lucid of the scientific dicta was from the rather unexpected source of Sloggett, of the Dublin Science and Art Department: he, without fuss, accepted the statements of the fugitive eye-witnesses, down to the assertion that the cloud, as it rolled travelling, seemed mixed from its base to the clouds with languid tongues of purple flame, rose-coloured at their edges.
The pendulum of life never ceased swinging. Society was mixed; no man cared who his neighbor was, or dared to question. Of women worthy the name there were few, yet there were flitting female forms in plenty, the saloon lights revealing powdered cheeks and painted eyebrows.
And here I was discussing slavery. Now, while the cranberries were over the fire, making one feel domestic and also bringing back young days, it was impossible to be disputatious, had we been so inclined. The Northern cranberry-meadow and the Southern sugar-plantation seemed mixed up in my feelings on this subject, qualifying and rectifying each other.
And then he fell into a mixed meditation perhaps into a prayer. At last, after Lancelot had waited long in vain, came his cousin's answer to the letter which I gave in my second chapter. 'You are not fair to me, good cousin . . . but I have given up expecting fairness from Protestants.
"That will come in time," said Miss Unity encouragingly. Pennie did not contradict her, but she felt sure in her own mind that it would never come, and she now looked forward to Friday with very mixed feelings. "I only hope I shall have tea in the school-room," she said to herself, "because then I sha'n't see the dean."
"I can't think, unless yes, I believe I've got it! It's full moon about this time, Holden. There's some Indian superstition, I imagine, about full moon and people being rescued from the water " "It sounds like that from the way he speaks. You remember Swift Arrow said much the same thing." "Then depend upon it we've hit the mark. In some way we've got mixed up with a legend or superstition."
This place appeals to me as about the best place with which to get mixed up with that I know, and I've gone over a great many maps since I left home and know just how small the world is. So, I sent the Khedive my books after having asked his permission, and received the most abject thanks. And as Cromer called on me, I am going to drop around on him with a few of them.