I won- der what he thought had come to me before he under-
stood and suddenly desisted.
Really, dear sir,” said Elizabeth, projecting her beautiful under-
lip, “I have not studied the gentleman so closely as to read his feelings in his countenance.
But the former under-
stood in dismay that Anne was actually enjoying her valley of humiliation--was reveling in the thoroughness of her abasement.
Having addressed these words to the combatants, he saluted Nicholas, who then observed that the face of Mr Crummles was quite proportionate in size to his body; that he had a very full under-
lip, a hoarse voice, as though he were in the habit of shouting very much, and very short black hair, shaved off nearly to the crown of his head--to admit (as he afterwards learnt) of his more easily wearing character wigs of any shape or pattern.
He looked very dubious; but I made a grab at his arm, and he under-
stood at once I meant him to steer whether or no.
I don't know whether old Swaffer ever under-
stood how much he was regarded in the light of a father by his foreign retainer.