And there the following certificate
was drawn up in the terms in which it appears to-day, in the archives of the Royal Geographical Society of London:
As he pointed to the certificate, that faint breath of air among the shrubs beneath the window, which had startled Miss Garth, stirred the leaves once more.
Miss Garth roused herself mechanically, and read the certificate. It seemed to produce no distinct impression on her: she laid it on one side in a lost, bewildered manner.
"You have my certificate
in your hand with the rest, you know, and will reserve my place.
"Call in the families," said the mayor to the clerk whose business it was to read aloud the certificates
If you could show a discrepancy between the date of the doctor's certificate and the date of Lady Glyde's journey to London, the matter would wear a totally different aspect, and I should be the first to say, Let us go on."
"You mean," said Marian, "the discovery that Laura did not leave Blackwater Park till after the date of her death on the doctor's certificate?"
I replied that I intended leaving for London by the afternoon train, and thought of going up for examination to get my master's certificate
. I had just enough service for that.
After a student had been in the night-school long enough to prove what was in him, I gave him a printed certificate which read something like this:--
The students prized these certificates highly, and they added greatly to the popularity of the night-school.
To this it was objected that, if De Witt had wished to act in such a way, he would have added to the parcel, in case of accidents, a certificate setting forth that his godson was an entire stranger to the nature of this correspondence, or at least he would during his trial have written a letter to him, which might be produced as his justification.
Cornelius replied that undoubtedly his godfather could not have thought that there was any risk for the safety of his deposit, hidden as it was in a press which was looked upon as sacred as the tabernacle by the whole household of Van Baerle; and that consequently he had considered the certificate as useless.
Doctor Torello's own note of the case is added here to a duplicate of my certificate
, in order (as I am informed) to satisfy some English offices in which his lordship's life was insured.
If a man of your age, holding certificates
, has not got past a second officer's berth, there must be a black mark against him somewhere.
At last I resolved to confide in a renegade, a native of Murcia, who professed a very great friendship for me, and had given pledges that bound him to keep any secret I might entrust to him; for it is the custom with some renegades, when they intend to return to Christian territory, to carry about them certificates
from captives of mark testifying, in whatever form they can, that such and such a renegade is a worthy man who has always shown kindness to Christians, and is anxious to escape on the first opportunity that may present itself.