This voice of the people rejoicing in the night had made him shiver in a prolonged ecstasy of ex-
His manner abroad had lost its ex-
citable watchfulness; it had become puzzled and diffident, as though he had suspected that there was somewhere about him something slightly com- promising, some embarrassing oddity; and yet had remained unable to discover what on earth this something wrong could be.
Nevertheless, I was annoyed beyond ex-
pression at the delay, and most unreasonably too, since one night more could not matter much after so many months.
In fine, all Sedley's wealthy friends had dropped off one by one, and this poor ex-
dependent still remained faithfully attached to him.
He had a Scottish name, but his complexion was of a rich olive hue, his short beard was jet black, and his eyes, also black, had a languishing ex-