But Whiskey Dick, guiltily attributing the movement to his own indiscreet gesture, said, "Excuse me, miss," recovered himself by lightly dusting her shoulder with his handkerchief, as if to remove the impression, and her smile returned.
"They wouldn't stand for it," said Dick, "and there'd be some shooting!
Hall!" said Christie, rising and pressing her hands lightly on Dick's tremulous fingers.
'It seems improbable certainly,' said Dick, musing.
'I suppose there's no doubt about his being rich'--said Dick.
Dick looked rather pale and foolish when he glanced at the direction, and still more so when he came to look at the inside, observing that it was one of the inconveniences of being a lady's man, and that it was very easy to talk as they had been talking, but he had quite forgotten her.
"No, Dick. I intend not to be separated from the balloon until I reach the western coast of Africa.
"My dear Dick, I have only one word to answer--I shall not lose one particle of gas."
therein lies my secret, friend Dick. Have faith, and let my device be yours--'Excelsior!'"
Dick - I ask because I don't know, aunt - is he at all out of his mind, then?' I stammered; for I felt I was on dangerous ground.
Dick is a sort of distant connexion of mine - it doesn't matter how; I needn't enter into that.
Dick (that's not madness, I hope!) that, combined with his fear of his brother, and his sense of his unkindness, it threw him into a fever.