"Well, sir," Ronackstone began in a tone of a quasi-apology, "we were just saying that is, I sez to X, who was in here a while ago, I sez, 'I'll tell you what is goin' to happen, I sez, 'old Gentleman Rick, excuse the freedom, sir, 'he'll be wantin' to send somebody else in Ralph Emsden's place. X, he see the p'int, just as you see it.
It made her shiver to remember how he had refused to be nursed by her or by any one but the old housekeeper at Coryston; how for weeks he had scarcely spoken to his father or mother. Then had come the lad's justification a hideous cruelty charge against the head master; and on a quasi-apology from his father, Corry had consented to forgive his parents.
"You won't be soon, young man," Lady Queenborough's angry eye seemed to say. "I remember him," pursued Jack, "awfully smitten with a tobacconist's daughter in the Corn oh, it's all right, Lady Queenborough she wouldn't look at him." This quasi-apology was called forth by the fact of Lady Queenborough pushing back her chair and making for the door.