I am glad, too," said Dolly, faintly smiling, and trying by the expression of Anna's face to find out whether she knew.
said Anna; and kissing him, never taking her eyes off Dolly, she stood still and flushed a little.
She mentioned them, not only remembering the names, but the years, months, characters, illnesses of all the children, and Dolly could not but appreciate that.
Dolly did not shrink away, but her face did not lose its frigid expression.
Anna lifted the wasted, thin hand of Dolly, kissed it and said:
Gabriel, who had attended Edward to the door, came back with his hands in his pockets; and, after fidgeting about the room in a very uneasy manner, and casting a great many sidelong looks at Mrs Varden (who with the calmest countenance in the world was five fathoms deep in the Protestant Manual), inquired of Dolly how she meant to go.
If it's only for the sake of peace and quietness, father,' said Dolly, urging him to go upstairs.
For now the chaise creaked upon its springs, and Mrs Varden was inside; and now it creaked again, and more than ever, and the locksmith was inside; and now it bounded once, as if its heart beat lightly, and Dolly was inside; and now it was gone and its place was empty, and he and that dreary Miggs were standing in the street together.
The hearty locksmith was in as good a humour as if nothing had occurred for the last twelve months to put him out of his way, Dolly was all smiles and graces, and Mrs Varden was agreeable beyond all precedent.
This tender being amicably received, they marched in together; Joe and Dolly followed, arm-in-arm, (happiness again
Ah, if there's good anywhere, we've need of it," repeated Dolly, who did not lightly forsake a serviceable phrase.
And he's got a voice like a bird--you wouldn't think," Dolly went on; "he can sing a Christmas carril as his father's taught him; and I take it for a token as he'll come to good, as he can learn the good tunes so quick.
The Christmas carol, with its hammer-like rhythm, had fallen on his ears as strange music, quite unlike a hymn, and could have none of the effect Dolly contemplated.
Oh, no, thank you, Master Marner," said Dolly, holding down Aaron's willing hands.
, Margaret was destined to learn a good deal.