Image from page 48 of "Christian herald and signs of our times" (1891)
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nowwhat you mean. What I mean ? repeated Towneley. Oh,nothing but what is honorable. I was comingto see you about it. Well, you come to-night then. I dontmean to have any nonsense, so the sooner youspeak out the better. Ill expect you to-night.Abram shouldered his tools again and walkedaway, leaving Gerald meditative in the road.The young man, more depressed than ever, thenresumed his walk toward the inn. He had to pass the Hermitage and he wassurprised as he did so to see its tenant, Mr.Magrath, in a handsome dog-cart, with GeorgeAppleton by his side. They were evidentlysetting out for a drive together. George Appleton had manifested such abilityin connection with the repairs at the Her-mitage that Mr. Magrath felt justified inemploying him in a matter of far greater im-portance. Accordingly, that morning Georgereceived a request from his new employer thathe would accompany him on a short journeyof some six or seven miles on a matter of busi-ness. Nothing loth, George was speedily at
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A Jewish School in Cairo. the gate of the Hermitage where the dog-cart was standing. Mr. Magrath waited forGeorge to mount, and they at once drove offat a brisk pace in the direction of TowneleyChase. Conversation between the two turned on theTowneleys, whose lands they were skirting. That Squire Towneley seems to be a fineold man, said Mr. Magrath. A real specimen of the gentleman, saidGeorge. Yes, sir. Squire Towneley will passhis examination with credit. By the way, it is noised abroad that youngTowneley has fixed covetous eyes on MissMansford, your old masters pretty niece. Isthere anything in that report, do you think ? I hope not, said George, sharply. Rather a flirting lassie, continued Magrath,•« Im afraid. Will she angle successfully,do youthink, and land her fish ? Indeed, sir, you are altogether mistaken inthe estimate you have formed of Nora Mansford.Shes as good as gold. For all she does she hasgood and honest reason Ill stake my life onit. As for young Gerald Towneley
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