But the carpenter had a great deal of pride and stiffness in his nature; and, at this moment, moreover, his heart was bitter with the sense of hereditary wrong, because he considered the great Pyncheon House to be standing on soil which should have been his own.
Black Scipio answered the summons in a prodigious, hurry; but showed the whites of his eyes in amazement on beholding only the carpenter.
Pyncheon had been impatiently awaiting Maule's arrival, black Scipio, of course, lost no time in ushering the carpenter into his master's presence.
On the entrance of Scipio, ushering in the carpenter, Mr.
The carpenter, however, stepped at once to the hearth, and turned himself about, so as to look Mr.
Matthew Maule," replied the carpenter,--"son of him who built the house,--grandson of the rightful proprietor of the soil.
Pyncheon," said the carpenter, "in a man's natural resentment for the wrongs done to his blood, you are welcome to it.
Very likely," said Matthew Maule,--and again, it is said, there was a dark smile on his face,--"but what can a poor carpenter have to do with the grand affairs of the Pyncheon family?
Pyncheon did not see fit to inform the carpenter of the fact) they had secretly caused the wizard's grave to be searched.
I b-believe you LIKE writing in the Recording Angel," said Miss Carpenter spitefully.
You never took a prize in anything," said Miss Carpenter.
Serves you right for prompting her," said Miss Carpenter.
Well, then," said Gertrude, afraid to press the point, but determined not to record first, "let Jane Carpenter begin.
I have broken the rules by sliding down the banisters to-day with Miss Carpenter and Miss Wylie.
This evening Gertrude Lindsay and Jane Carpenter met me at the top of the stairs, and said they wanted to slide down the banisters and would do it if I went first.