Mr Abel, who was one of the simplest and most retiring creatures in existence, and naturally timid withal, hesitated; for he had heard of people being decoyed
into strange places to be robbed and murdered, under circumstances very like the present, and, for anything he knew to the contrary, by guides very like the Marchioness.
, inveighed, in order to be made a laughing-stock before the most debased of all mankind, that woman and her associates.
his whale-boat ashore with a promise of recruits, and killed all hands.
Felicity and Cecily went into the house and Sara Ray and the Story Girl went home, but Peter decoyed
me into the granary to ask advice.
What was it - madness, a nightmare, or a trap into which he had been decoyed
with fiendish artfulness?