Kneebone, then, sat down to await the arrival of his expected guest. “I see the pointer,” she said. "I knew how it would be," she cried, in the shrill voice peculiar to a shrew, "when you brought that worthless hussy's worthless brat into the house. Now I am sorry to cross you in anything you have set your heart upon, but I regret to say—” “H’m,” he reflected, and crossed out the last four words. ‘But you,’ she said in the friendliest way imaginable, ‘are a person tout à fait sympathique, I think. What a pity! For all her ignorance of material things—the human inventions which served the physical comforts of man—how much she knew about man himself! She had seen him bereft of all those spiritual props which permit man to walk on two feet instead of four—broken, without resilience. But for all that, it offered relief; his brain, stupefied by the fumes, grew dull, and conscience lost its edge to bite. See? You marry me. “You are the Sir John Ferringhall who has bought the Lyndmore estate, are you not?” she remarked. “What are you doing?” he asked. It was no easy matter to determine her age, for, though she still retained a certain youthfulness of appearance, she had many marks in her countenance, usually indicating the decline of life, but which in her case were, no doubt, the result of constant and severe indisposition. He gave an order, the proa was floated and the sail run up. ‘You see,’ he pursued blandly, ‘I lead a life of the most intolerable boredom. He sat down beside her just as the room became darker. “My mind is full of confused stuff,” he said at length.
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