It is an impossibility to a Brown to leave the most disreputable lame dog on the other side of a stile.
Here, at any rate, lived and stopped at home Squire Brown, J.P.
As nearly as could be discerned, the second traveller was about fifty years old, apparently in the same rank of life as Goodman Brown, and bearing a considerable resemblance to him, though perhaps more in expression than features.
"Come, Goodman Brown," cried his fellow-traveller, "this is a dull pace for the beginning of a journey.
We have been a race of honest men and good Christians since the days of the martyrs; and shall I be the first of the name of Brown that ever took this path and kept"
John Brown, on the opposite sidewalk, portly and comfortable, with his furred cloak thrown open, disclosing a handsome surtout beneath.
Brown again, "what the devil are you about there, that I hear such a racket whenever I pass by?
Father Brown had the kind of head that cannot help asking questions; and on this apparently trivial question his head almost split.
Father Brown began to ask himself with more exactness what the steps suggested.
Yet was she triumphant, for she had gained possession of the Brown Bull.
But the Queen had little cause for triumph, for when Brown Bull and White-horned met there was a fearful combat between them.
"Shall I write to Donovan Brown that his letters have gained the cordial assent and sympathy of Sir Charles Brandon?"
And if you will call on Donovan Brown the next time you are in London, he will be delighted, I know.
"Why, she wants to marry him," cried Father Brown, sitting up eagerly.
"I'm sorry to interrupt you, sir," she said, "but I had to follow Father Brown at once; it's nothing less than life or death."