Scarcely had she made the first onset, when the door-bell was heard to ring, and soon Bridget coming nearer and nearer then tapping at the door. "Somebodies wants to see you in the parlor, ma'am." "Tell them I am engaged, Bridget." "I told 'em you were to-home, ma'am, and they sent up their names, but I ha'n't got 'em, jist." There was no help for it Mrs. James must go down to receive her callers.