By and by when it was stillest, that nigger's head was poked in at the door again, and he said his Marse Brace was getting powerful uneasy about Marse Jubiter, which hadn't
come home yet, and would Marse Silas please --He was looking at Uncle Silas, and he stopped there, like the rest of his words was froze; for Uncle Silas he rose up shaky and steadied himself leaning his fingers on the table, and he was panting, and his eyes was set on the nigger, and he kept swallowing, and put his other hand up to his throat a couple of times, and at last he got his words started, and says:
One day he was visiting a neighbour who was dying and he prayed the Lord to have mercy on him because he was very poor and had worked so hard all his life that he hadn't
much time to attend to religion.
And it was as if, while her face hovered, he might have made out in it, hadn't
it been so near, some particular meaning blurred by a smile.
At the same time, if that awful night hadn't
changed everything, I should have behaved just like any other stupidly and properly brought-up young woman--waited and hoped and made an idiot of myself whenever you were around, and in the end, I suppose, been disappointed.
It was to tell you not to be uneasy about us, be- cause we hadn't
And I got you, Nancy, in spite of all; and yet I've been grumbling and uneasy because I hadn't
something else--as if I deserved it.
robbed nobody, hadn't
killed any people, but only just pre- tended.
She wouldn't have liked me going in with Dick, as I'd have done if I hadn't
He looked as if he hadn't
had a meal for a week, and I hadn't
the heart to refuse him.
And think of the simple ways of this court: this wandering wench hadn't
any more trouble to get access to the king in his palace than she would have had to get into the poorhouse in my day and country.
her intuition been justified, after all, by the very man she had seen tonight?
paid the rent, and I hadn't
got the money to pay it, and the woman who kept the house said such things to me--well, I might have been a thief the way she talked.