He was of the same age, if not older; as fond of spirits, if not fonder; and as addicted, indeed I think more so, to grumbling. He was not a gentleman by birth, education, or manners; but he was kind of heart, and I liked him very well. I think I remarked that all the officers were very old for their standing. Growl's hair was white, and so was Scriven's, the clerk in charge.
This drawing is an exceedingly fine work of art, to which even Scriven's print, good as it is, scarcely does justice.
Ventnor himself used when he wished to imply that though he didn't as a fact do business, he probably soon would. He knew therefore that the answer was a true one. And non-plussed, he hazarded: "Oh! I thought you did, in regard to a Mrs. Larne." This time he had certainly drawn blood of sorts, for down came Scriven's eyebrows, and he said: "Mrs. Larne we know a Mrs.