You shall hear at once what sort of folk the Browns are--at least my branch of them; and then, if you don't like the sort, why, cut the concern at once, and let you and I cry quits before either of us can grumble at the other.
In the first place, the Browns are a fighting family.
"Amen!" cried Goodman Brown. "Say thy prayers, dear Faith, and go to bed at dusk, and no harm will come to thee."
With this excellent resolve for the future, Goodman Brown felt himself justified in making more haste on his present evil purpose.
Brown, as he opened the kitchen door; "content yourself with building castles in the air, where house-lots are cheaper than on earth, to say nothing of the cost of bricks and mortar.
John Brown and Peter Goldthwaite had been jointly known to the commercial world between twenty and thirty years before, under the firm of Goldthwaite & Brown; which co-partnership, however, was speedily dissolved by the natural incongruity of its constituent parts.
If I have in any degree conveyed the atmosphere of this appalling hotel, the reader may feel a natural wonder as to how I came to know anything about it, and may even speculate as to how so ordinary a person as my friend Father Brown came to find himself in that golden galley.
The story which Father Brown was writing down was very likely a much better story than this one, only it will never be known.
Tell him that he shall be well repaid, that he shall receive fifty heifers and Brown Bull back again at the end of that time.
And when Dawra heard why the messengers had come, he received them kindly, and said at once that they should have Brown Bull.
"Donovan Brown!" exclaimed Sir Charles with interest.
Donovan Brown's eminence as an artist has gained me one recruit, and yours as a baronet will gain me some more."
"Mr Brown," he said gravely, "it is quite fourteen and a half years since I was personally asked to test a personal problem: then it was the case of an attempt to poison the French President at a Lord Mayor's Banquet.
The little clergyman called Brown thanked him with unquestionable warmth, but still with a queer kind of simplicity.
This done, he set out to Brown
's to arrange with the committee the details of his departure.