In a moment Adam turned him round, seized his other shoulder, and, pushing him along, pinned him against the wall.
I shan't loose him till he promises to let the door alone," said Adam.
I binna frighted at Adam," said Ben, "but I donna mind sayin' as I'll let 't alone at your askin', Seth.
Come, that's wise of you, Ben," said Adam, laughing and relaxing his grasp.
Come, Ben," said Adam, rather sternly, "you let the words o' the Bible alone; you're going too far now.
But I don' know what Parson Irwine 'ull say at his gran' favright Adam Bede a-turnin' Methody.
said Sandy Jim, who had paused from his planing to shift his planks while Adam was speaking; "that's the best sarmunt I've heared this long while.
There's reason in what thee say'st, Adam," observed Seth, gravely.
Seth, lad," said Adam, taking no notice of the sarcasm against himself, "thee mustna take me unkind.
It was striking ten when Sir Nathaniel left the house, Adam seeing him quietly off.
Adam Salton's recollection was of an illimitable wait, filled with anxiety, hope, and chagrin, all dominated by a sense of the slow passage of time and accompanied by vague fears.
She had, of course, agreed to keep all secret until Adam should give her leave to speak.
The advice and assistance of Sir Nathaniel was a great help to Adam in carrying out his idea of marrying Mimi Watford without publicity.
When Adam commented on this, Sir Nathaniel said in a whisper:
Sir Nathaniel switched off the electric light, and when the room was pitch dark, he came to Adam, took him by the hand, and led him to a seat set in the southern window.