And I, my lord," retorted the admiral, "I appeal to my own conscience, and to my own sense of responsibility.
The admiral seated himself at the right hand of the princess, and placed the Comte de Guiche on her left.
And a very well-spoken, genteel, shrewd lady, she seemed to be," continued he; "asked more questions about the house, and terms, and taxes, than the Admiral himself, and seemed more conversant with business; and moreover, Sir Walter, I found she was not quite unconnected in this country, any more than her husband; that is to say, she is sister to a gentleman who did live amongst us once; she told me so herself: sister to the gentleman who lived a few years back at Monkford.
It succeeded, however; and though Sir Walter must ever look with an evil eye on anyone intending to inhabit that house, and think them infinitely too well off in being permitted to rent it on the highest terms, he was talked into allowing Mr Shepherd to proceed in the treaty, and authorising him to wait on Admiral Croft, who still remained at Taunton, and fix a day for the house being seen.
Sir Walter was not very wise; but still he had experience enough of the world to feel, that a more unobjectionable tenant, in all essentials, than Admiral Croft bid fair to be, could hardly offer.
But the antiquarian superstition in Fanshaw was still quivering, and he said hastily: "But, Admiral, what's that hissing noise quite near the island?
It's more like what it is," said the Admiral, laughing as he led the way; "it's only some canoe going by.
Please don't think me impertinent, Admiral Pendragon.
Make it a condition, in your letter to the admiral, that if Mr.
That time which she loses is time gained from her treachery by the admiral -- time gained by Mr.
DEAR ADMIRAL BARTRAM -- When you open my Will (in which you are named my sole executor), you will find that I have bequeathed the whole residue of my estate -- after payment of one legacy of five thousand pounds -- to yourself.
A very promising young officer, I should think," the Admiral continued, "and a very sad death.
You can take him with you, if you like," the Admiral declared, also rising to his feet.
My dearest Henry, the advantage to you of getting away from the Admiral before your manners are hurt by the contagion of his, before you have contracted any of his foolish opinions, or learned to sit over your dinner as if it were the best blessing of life
The Admiral has his faults, but he is a very good man, and has been more than a father to me.