Anna Mikhaylovna, in a few words, told her the contents of the letter, on condition that she should tell no one.
Anna Mikhaylovna, with the letter, came on tiptoe to the countess' door and paused.
Noticing that the post-mark was "Glasgow," Sir Patrick (to whom the letter
had been delivered) looked with a certain distrust at the handwriting on the address.
I think you have got a letter
to give me," I began.
But her hesitation was only for an instant, though long enough to display a scarlet letter
on her breast.
Mordaunt, one of my secretaries, will remit this letter
of introduction to His Eminence, the Cardinal Mazarin, in Paris.
Instead of answering, Harriet turned away confused, and stood thoughtfully by the fire; and though the letter
was still in her hand, it was now mechanically twisted about without regard.
Taking for granted (what was perhaps doubtful enough) that the fragments of the letter
could be recovered, my own conviction was that the writing on them, though it might be faded, would certainly still be legible.
Putting the letter
down before me on the table, she said, timidly:
He questioned me concerning Captain Leclere's death; and, as the latter had told me, gave me a letter
to carry on to a person in Paris.
She didn't think her father was ill, because the letter
had come at his dictation from the office at St.
For this reason especially she perused the first half of the letter
with an agreeable sense of relief.
did very little service to his cause; for it consisted of little more than confessions of his own unworthiness, and bitter lamentations of despair, together with the most solemn protestations of his unalterable fidelity to Sophia, of which, he said, he hoped to convince her, if he had ever more the honour of being admitted to her presence; and that he could account for the letter
to Lady Bellaston in such a manner, that, though it would not entitle him to her forgiveness, he hoped at least to obtain it from her mercy.
He must have gained Sir Jervis Redwood's favor and confidence--and he might even have been a guest at the baronet's country seat--when Cecilia's letter
Monsieur," said the gentleman, "here is a letter
for his eminence.