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quickly that Heaven and Lisbeth alone know how she got there. And now who so surprised to see us as honest Amos Baggett, ushering us with many bows and smiles into the Sanded Parlour, where breakfast was soon ready; and who so quick and dexterous in attending to our wants as the rosy-cheeked chambermaid? And what a breakfast that was! Never had the antique andirons on the hearth, the pewter plates and dishes upon the walls, the brass-bound blunderbuss above the mantel seemed so bright and polished before, and surely never had they gleamed upon a merrier company. To be sure, the Imp's remarks were somewhat few and far between, but that was simply on account of the blackberry jam. "I suppose you are both ridiculously happy," said Lady Warburton, eyeing us over her coffee cup. "Most absurdly!" answered Lisbeth, blushing all in a moment. "Preposterously!" I nodded. "Of course!" said Lady Warburton, and setting down her cup, she sighed, while I wondered what memories her narrow life could hold. "Uncle Dick," said the Imp suddenly, "do you s'pose Scarlet Sam ever ate blackberry jam?" "Undoubtedly, my Imp, when he could get it." This appeared to greatly relieve his mind; for he took another helping. But all things must have an end, alas!-even such a breakfast as this, and presently we were out in the sunshine again, standing beneath the weather-beaten sign whereon three faded fishermen fished with faded rods in a faded stream; while away down the road we could see Peter already approaching with the carriage. "And now I suppose you are going?" said Lady Warburton. "There is a train at half-past ten," I answered. "An' we are going, too !" said Dorothy. "Yes, we're quite ready, Uncle Dick," cried the Imp, thrusting his pistols into his belt. "But you wouldn't leave me all alone, would you, children?" asked Lady Warburton, and there was a certain wistfulness in her sharp face that 119

My Lady Caprice  

by Jeffrey Farnol My Lady Caprice 1 I My Lady Caprice 2 My Lady Caprice 3 My Lady Caprice 4 My Lady Caprice 5 My Lady Caprice 6 My Lady Capr...

My Lady Caprice  

by Jeffrey Farnol My Lady Caprice 1 I My Lady Caprice 2 My Lady Caprice 3 My Lady Caprice 4 My Lady Caprice 5 My Lady Caprice 6 My Lady Capr...

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