I'm surprised at you, Perry, and if I'd thought for a moment that you cared no more for me than this I should not have returned to chance death at the hands of the Mahars for your sake."
It was too big a subject for me, and I said so, but Perry seemed to enjoy nothing better than speculating upon it, and after listening with interest to my account of the adventures through which I had passed he returned once more to the subject, which he was enlarging upon with considerable fluency when he was interrupted by the entrance of a Sagoth.
Danglars comprehended the full extent of the wretched fate that overwhelmed Dantes; and, when Napoleon returned
to France, he, after the manner of mediocre minds, termed the coincidence, "a decree of Providence." But when Napoleon returned
to Paris, Danglars' heart failed him, and he lived in constant fear of Dantes' return on a mission of vengeance.
'I have come here,' returned the other, 'at your desire, holding myself bound to meet you, when and where you would.
'You do me a great deal of honour Haredale,' returned the other, most composedly, 'and I thank you.
, and were hailed with the most anxious eagerness.
'My dear fellow,' returned the other, 'what am I bound to suppose, when I find two married people living in harmony and happiness?'
'Yes, but she wouldn't have been as dutiful, and it would not have come off as easily,' returned the whelp, 'if it hadn't been for me.'
'I tell you,' returned the other with an increased earnestness, which, whether it were real or assumed, had the same effect on his companion, 'that he lives for her, that his whole energies and thoughts are bound up in her, that he would no more disinherit her for an act of disobedience than he would take me into his favour again for any act of obedience or virtue that I could possibly be guilty of.
'It seems improbable because it is improbable,' his friend returned.
It seemed incredible that man could be so perfidious--that we had really seen with our own eyes the thing that we had seen; but when we returned
to the fort, the shattered wall gave us ample evidence that there was no mistake.
The coach which had brought the young lady and her maid, and which, perhaps, the reader may have hitherto concluded was her own, was, indeed, a returned coach belonging to Mr King, of Bath, one of the worthiest and honestest men that ever dealt in horse-flesh, and whose coaches we heartily recommend to all our readers who travel that road.
This was not however the case at present; for after a long fruitless search, Mr Fitzpatrick returned to the kitchen, where, as if this had been a real chace, entered a gentleman hallowing as hunters do when the hounds are at a fault.
At sight of him the two creatures started to run away, but he called to them reassuringly and they returned
. On closer inspection Bulan saw that both were covered with terrible wounds, and after questioning them learned that they had fared almost as badly at the hands of the ourang outangs as had he.
'Speaking now,' returned
Mortimer, 'with the irresponsible imbecility of a private individual, and not with the profundity of a professional adviser, I should say that if the circumstance of its being too much, weighs upon your mind, you have the haven of consolation open to you that you can easily make it less.