Well, not very young, comparatively speaking, Miss Chubb. She might be considered young compared with you and me, I daresay. Keeling suddenly pointed an awful forefinger at her. The sound of the street-door closing violently behind Mr. Diamond, startled this family party assembled in the parlour, together with Mr. David Powell, Methodist preacher. CHAPTER 3 [Pg 256] 苦瓜1313电影在线,1313苦瓜影院手机在线,苦瓜1313电影首页 Chapter 1 A Really Useful Attitude Sir Charles Taylor, who carried me home in his brougham that evening, and thus commenced an intimacy which has since been very close, was born to wealth, and was therefore not compelled by the necessities of a profession to enter the lists as an author. But he lived much with those who did so 鈥?and could have done it himself had want or ambition stirred him. He was our king at the Garrick Club, to which, however, I did not yet belong. He gave the best dinners of my time, and was 鈥?happily I may say is, 6鈥?the best giver of dinners. A man rough of tongue, brusque in his manners, odious to those who dislike him, somewhat inclined to tyranny, he is the prince of friends, honest as the sun, and as openhanded as Charity itself. 鈥業 was going to say that, only you always interrupt me,鈥?she said. 鈥楾hen when our guests are gone, you bring her in here, just as if she was Julia Fyson, into my drawing-room. And Alice鈥攚ell, Alice would think it very odd too, just as Mrs Fyson did. Of course it was not that which Mrs Fyson thought odd: I know you will try to catch me up, and ask me how Mrs Fyson knew, but that is always your way, Thomas. I know quite well that Mrs Fyson had gone away before you brought her in here.鈥? It had been decided by the Board of Management, somewhat in opposition to my own ideas on the subject, that the Fortnightly Review should always contain a novel. It was of course natural that I should write the first novel, and I wrote The Belton Estate. It is similar in its attributes to Rachel Ray and to Miss Mackenzie. It is readable, and contains scenes which are true to life; but it has no peculiar merits, and will add nothing to my reputation as a novelist. I have not looked at it since it was published; and now turning back to it in my memory, I seem to remember almost less of it than of any book that I have written. A likely tale! added Mrs. Seth, cheerfully.