Here Flora tittered confusedly, and gave him one of her old glances.
Was it possible that Flora could have been such a chatterer in the days she referred to?
Indeed I have little doubt,' said Flora, running on with astonishing speed, and pointing her conversation with nothing but commas, and very few of them, 'that you are married to some Chinese lady, being in China so long and being in business and naturally desirous to settle and extend your connection nothing was more likely than that you should propose to a Chinese lady and nothing was more natural I am sure than that the Chinese lady should accept you and think herself very well off too, I only hope she's not a Pagodian dissenter.
I am not,' returned Arthur, smiling in spite of himself, 'married to any lady, Flora.
Dear dear,' said Flora, 'only to think of the changes at home Arthur--cannot overcome it, and seems so natural, Mr Clennam far more proper--since you became familiar with the Chinese customs and language which I am persuaded you speak like a Native if not better for you were always quick and clever though immensely difficult no doubt, I am sure the tea chests alone would kill me if I tried, such changes Arthur--I am doing it again, seems so natural, most improper--as no one could have believed, who could have ever imagined Mrs Finching when I can't imagine it myself
A certain anger rose within him; here was a Flora he disowned; she was hard; she was of a set colour; a settled, mature, undecorative manner; plain of speech, plain of habit - he had come near saying, plain of face.
A voice told him this was Flora, after all - told him so quietly, yet with a thrill of singing.
You, Flora, you can pack John into my bed, for which I have no further use to- night.
My dear Flora,' returned Alexander, 'a pound note won't see us very far; and besides, this is my father's business, and I shall be very much surprised if it isn't my father who pays for it.
It isn't so easy for a girl like Flora de Barral to become a factory hand, a pathetic seamstress or even a barmaid.
So that, when that unpleasant young man ran off, I found myself alone with Flora.
But I had not been there to see the face of Flora at the time.
She was accordingly allowed to see Flora de Barral in Mrs.
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