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1894. Excerpt: ... "But" "Take them back," she said, drily. He
opened his hand. She poured them into his hard palm. "Adser, do yo
know what yo're refusing?" "Put them back into the box." "Your
father didna mek them any more than I make the bits of stone I cut,
and which we all love to look at," said Zodack, putting the case
into his pocket. "But he sent them, and I donnat want nowt
belonging to him." "But, my dear, be reasonable." "lam." "Nay,
lass, yo're not. Your father's a rich man. He wants to mek up to yo
the wrong he's done in the past. He's coming home this time for
sure." "Very well," said Adser; "but you haven t told me what Mr.
Lathkill said to you." "I'm coming to it; yo cannot rightly
understand our conversation until yo know what I've got to tell yo
about your father. I want to read yo something from two newspapers
he's sent me, American newspapers, and then we can talk freely
about Mr. Lathkill." "Very well," said Adser. CHAPTER XVL "LIGHT
FROM THE 'KANSAS MOONBEAM." "Now, love, sit i' th' easy chair and
mek yourself comfortable," said Zodack, rising from his place and
taking the girl's hand quite ceremoniously. Adser, instead of
vaulting into her familiar throne with a laugh as was customary
with her, permitted herself to be assisted, which pleased the old
man greatly. "That's right," he said; "it's a strange story, I'll
promise yo; quite a romance." Then he pushed aside the books and
geological specimens on the many-legged round table, and drew from
one of his numerous pockets two newspapers. He unfolded them and
spread them out one over the other upon the table. Adser watched
him with her thoughts far away, but held together with the one
question, " What had Zodack Bradford said to Mr. Geoffrey
Lathkill?" "Now then," said Zodack, drawing a chair up to the t...
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