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1862* edition. Excerpt: ...in unfaltering tones. In another moment
she stood in his presence. He was sitting in his little study,
writing; but rose as she entered, and begged her to be seated. She
saw that her appearance there waa a surprise to him, and yet
intuitively felt, that, the first surprise over, he guessed the
object of her errand. This helped her. " I have just seen Edward,"
she began. "I supposed he had gone to Estcourt Manor," answered Mr
Jephson, gravely. " He left here before I was aware, or I should
have detained him." " I am very glad you did not " exclaimed Maude,
and then stopped short again, for the door opened, and Mrs Jephson
entered. Maude knew her slightly, and shook hands, answered the
usual inquiries after Mrs Mait-land's health, and tried to be
friendly to a little girl of about six years old, who, pretending
to be very shy, clung to her mother's dress, from behind which she
occasionally looked out at Maude, who was almost, though not quite,
a stranger to her, And as Mrs Jephson, while speaking, sat down
near the table, she noticed d work-basket and a half-finished
child's pinafore. Evidently that lady had been sitting h-sre before
she came in. This made it more difficult to speak; and she sat,
looking at the-carpet, till the silence became most painful ti her.
Looking from her husband to Maude, Mrs Jephson observed her
embarrassment, and rose toga " I quite forgot," said she, " that
just now Miss Temperley might wish to speak with you alone. I will
leave you to yourselves." "She knows it," thought Maude, as she
watched her put her cotton and scissors into the basket,
preparatory to taking them away; and looking at her face, she saw
there so much kindness and concern, that her opinion suddenly
changed, and she felt that it would be much easier...
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