A minute later, accordingly, I found myself shut into a narrow box, like one of those which considerate pawnbrokers provide for their more diffident clients, and in a similar, but more intense, degree, pervaded by a subtle odour of uncleanness.
Truly, the colored race are the most cheerful and forgiving people on the face of the earth.
Then, in a low sweet gentle voice, she uttered these words: "O gracious sir, why do you, having just delivered me from a terrible death, now overwhelm me in a sea of love whose waves are the agitations of anxiety driven by the wind of passion?
Erik said to him: "I have requited thy kindness by giving thee back counsel."
He believed, not without reasonable cause, that this young man was concealing some element in the situation which might prove helpful in the quest for the murderer.
At night when she spread his humble pallet, though he knew not prayer, nor could comprehend the solemnities of worship, he prostrated himself at her feet, and as he kissed them, mumbled a kind of mental orison, as if in fond and holy devotion.
The ensuing hours of the evening and the night were a merciful blank to Mr. Dawson.
The morale of her nice phrases had been shattered seemingly beyond restoration.
20 Vice always found a sympathetic friend; They pleased their age, and did not aim to mend.
But if his labourers found him thoughtful of their comfort his farmers found him a good landlord--strict where he met with dishonesty and carelessness, but open-minded and reasonable in understanding their points of view, and frank, equitable, and liberal in meeting their wishes.