Wilson followed him, as one who walks in his sleep; and they proceeded to a large upper chamber, where a new-made fire was crackling, and various servants flying about, putting finishing touches to the arrangements.
Wilson, a good-natured but extremely fidgety and cautious old gentleman, ambled up and down the room, appearing, as John Bunyan hath it, "much tumbled up and down in his mind," and divided between his wish to help George, and a certain confused notion of maintaining law and order: so, as he shambled about, he delivered himself as follows:
Miss Wylie," said Miss Wilson, flushing slightly, "I must ask you to leave the room.
Since you will not do what I ask, I must go myself," said Miss Wilson sternly.
Sherlock Holmes," said Jabez Wilson, mopping his forehead; "I have a small pawnbroker's business at Coburg Square, near the City.
Wilson, you would just walk in; but perhaps it would hardly be worth your while to put yourself out of the way for the sake of a few hundred pounds.
There at least he was cornered between the moors and the breakers; and the scout sent by Wilson reported him as writing under a solitary candle, perhaps composing another of his tremendous proclamations.
It's all the other way," said the man called Wilson, rather quickly.
She accepted some flowers from Cutler, which were as tropical and expensive as his victories; and another sort of present from Sir Wilson Seymour, offered later on and more nonchalantly by that gentleman.
The presence of the one man who did not care about her increased Miss Rome's sense that everybody else was in love with her, and each in a somewhat dangerous way: the actor with all the appetite of a savage and a spoilt child; the soldier with all the simple selfishness of a man of will rather than mind; Sir Wilson with that daily hardening concentration with which old Hedonists take to a hobby; nay, even the abject Parkinson, who had known her before her triumphs, and who followed her about the room with eyes or feet, with the dumb fascination of a dog.
It came to nothing, sir,' said Wilson
, beginning to strop the razor with no appearance of concern.
Olson, Whitely, Wilson
, and I stood for a moment looking at one another.
Lend me a hand here, please," he said to Wilson
, who lay nearest him.
The sun sank rapidly; the silvery light had faded from the bare boughs and the watery twilight was setting in when Wilson
at last walked down the hill, descending into cooler and cooler depths of grayish shadow.
and her daughter; and even Eliza Millward was slily glancing from the corners of her eyes towards the object of general attraction.