By Harriet Martineau
While the Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, arrive on the village of Deerbrook to stick with their cousin Mr gray and his spouse, hypothesis is rife that certainly one of them may perhaps marry the neighborhood apothecary Edward desire. even though he's instantly interested in Margaret, desire is eventually persuaded to marry the gorgeous Hester. The disappointment in their marriage is compounded while a malicious village gossip accuses desire of grave-robbing.
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The Pelopon nesus. The islands. ” She said she was thrilled. “It will be a lovely trip,” she said. ” He looked inquiringly at her. 35 “T hat’s a luxury ship. Mrs. and M r. ” “Of course,” he recalled, “I read about that in M atch. But the Julia will be too expensive for us, and in twenty years they’ll have scrapped it. W e’ll go on a freighter. ” He often thought about Greece, he went on, looking out at the fog, which was beginning to settle in again, drifting down toward the ground like thin white smoke.
38 “Well,” M r. Weeman said again. ” “You have given a home to a Greek girl,” Archilochos continued. “Well,” M r. Weeman said. ” “O h,” Mr. Weeman said, taking out his wallet. Archilochos made a gesture of refusal. “No, mon sieur, no, madame,” he said. “I know I do not look very trustworthy, and perhaps not even Greek, but my salary at the Petit-Paysan Engineering W orks will suffice for me to set up a modest household with her. ” “Well,” M r. Weeman said, pocketing his wallet. “Good-by,” Archilochos said.
They passed wrought-iron fences, big gar dens with noble old trees which screened the houses from the public view. Poplars, elms, beeches, and black fir trees towered into the silvery evening sky, 3& their tops vanishing in the thickening billows of fog. Chloe stopped in front of an iron gate decorated with putti and dolphins, exotic foliage and arabesques, flanked by two huge stone pillars and surmounted by a red lamp. ” she asked, pointing to an oldfashioned bellpull. ” Then she kissed the Assistant Bookkeeper.