S.," said Silas, at which proof of learning Aaron peeped round the chair again.
But now, little Aaron, having become used to the weaver's awful presence, had advanced to his mother's side, and Silas, seeming to notice him for the first time, tried to return Dolly's signs of good-will by offering the lad a bit of lard-cake.
"Oh, for shame, Aaron," said his mother, taking him on her lap, however; "why, you don't want cake again yet awhile.
She stroked Aaron's brown head, and thought it must do Master Marner good to see such a "pictur of a child".
Come, Aaron, stan' up and sing the carril to Master Marner, come."
The man in black on the green bank was Sir Aaron Armstrong's man-servant Magnus.
His blood and name, indeed, had remained dubious, ever since Sir Aaron had "rescued" him from a waitership in a London restaurant, and (as some said) from more infamous things.
"Surely," said Gilder, "Sir Aaron's money might have been safely left with Sir Aaron's family."
The tail of his sentence was drowned in the roar of the train as it went rocking and clanking; but through all the hell of noises to which that unhappy house was periodically subject, they could hear the syllables of Magnus's answer, in all their bell-like distinctness: "I have no reason to feel confidence in Sir Aaron's family."
'May I ask why so, Mr Aaron?' said Eugene, quite undisturbed in his ease.
'Come,' said he, 'since no better may be, Mr Aaron and I will divide this trust, and see you home together.
'Mr Aaron,' said Eugene, when they were left together in the street, 'with many thanks for your company, it remains for me unwillingly to say Farewell.'
'Mr Aaron,' returned Eugene, 'I give you good night, and I wish
Toward the dusk of the evening he returned with his luggage to Aaron
This has been Patty's Place ever since my brother Aaron
left it to me in his will, and Patty's Place it shall remain until I die and Maria dies.