And here, in the quiet old-fashioned country village, under the shadow of the everlasting hills, Tom Brown
was reared, and never left it till he went first to school, when nearly eight years of age, for in those days change of air twice a year was not thought absolutely necessary for the health of all her Majesty's lieges.
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?
John Brown found himself ill at ease in his wire-cushioned arm-chair, by the glowing grate of anthracite which heated his handsome parlor.
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"
If it be as thou sayest," replied Goodman Brown, "I marvel they never spoke of these matters; or, verily, I marvel not, seeing that the least rumor of the sort would have driven them from New England.
cried Goodman Brown, with a stare of amazement at his undisturbed companion.
Father Brown began to ask himself with more exactness what the steps suggested.
Father Brown flung down his paper, and, knowing the office door to be locked, went at once into the cloak room on the other side.
Father Brown took the paper without a word, and obediently went to look for the coat; it was not the first menial work he had done in his life.
Sir Charles brightened on being reminded of Donovan Brown.
When Brown was an unknown and wretchedly poor man, my mother, at the petition of a friend of his, charitably bought one of his pictures for thirty pounds, which he was very glad to get.
It was he who suggested the petition, which is not likely to do much good, as the thing cannot be done in any such fashion However, I have promised Brown to get as many signatures as I can; so you may as well sign it, Erskine.
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.
Father Brown began to get to his feet in some disorder.