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Joe Welling's love affair set the town of Winesburg on edge.
Ned was engaged in putting the financial affairs of the Swift Company in shape, so they would practically run themselves during his ab- sence.
The ground he had lost in the favor of his people was completely regained, and he found himself even placed at the head of affairs.
Our affairs began to wear a new aspect, and the enemy, not daring to venture on open war, practised secret mischief at times.
This sad affair had chanced about thirty years before the action of our story commences.
This I now opened, and had the satisfaction to find recorded by the old Surveyor's pen, a reasonably complete explanation of the whole affair.
I had heard something of both Captain Peleg and his unaccountable old crony Bildad; how that they being the principal proprietors of the Pequod, therefore the other and more inconsiderable and scattered owners, left nearly the whole management of the ship's affairs to these two.
The drums beat, the sound of the trumpets filled the air, the earth trembled under foot, the hearts of the gazing crowd were full of anxiety, some hoping for a happy issue, some apprehensive of an untoward ending to the affair, and lastly, Don Quixote, commending himself with all his heart to God our Lord and to the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, stood waiting for them to give the necessary signal for the onset.
Monsieur de Treville," said the cardinal, with the greatest phlegm, "does not tell your Majesty that this innocent Musketeer, this gallant man, had only an hour before attacked, sword in hand, four commissaries of inquiry, who were delegated by myself to examine into an affair of the highest importance.
You understand that, interested as I am in this affair, I cannot see it in the same light as you do.
I understand that you have undertaken to act in this affair as an intermediary.
If any one had cause to complain, I think it could not be you, who got out of the affair not only in a sound skin, but with the cordon of the Holy Ghost around your neck.