鈥楳y dear Thomas, you quite misunderstand me. I asked for nothing, except that I might take Mamma some day for a drive through their park. I hope I know how to behave better than that. Another thing, too: Miss Propert has been there twice, once to tea and once to lunch. I hope she will not have her head turned, for it seems that she did not take her meals in the housekeeper鈥檚 room, but upstairs. But that is none of my business: I am sure Lady Inverbroom may give her lunch on the top of the church-steeple if she wishes, and I said very distinctly that I had always found her a very well-behaved young woman, and mentioned nothing about her bouncing in in the middle of my dinner-party, nor when she spent Sunday morning in your library. Bygones are bygones. That鈥檚 what I always say, and act on, too.鈥? pk10后5判断 Why? asked Miss Chubb, bluntly. [Pg 237] 鈥楪ood-afternoon, Propert,鈥?he said. 鈥業 got that edition of the Morte d鈥橝rthur you told me of. But they made me pay for it.鈥? Deuce take Mr. Powell, and all Welsh Methodists like him! said he. Her brain is active enough now, observed Mr. Diamond musingly, with his eyes fixed on the fire. "I don't know a keener, quicker intellect." No, she said. "I had no idea you were in Rome. You told us you were going back to London." Has the person from England arrived? he asked the servant.