This seemed a very proper speech to Mrs Keeling. It was delivered in clear, pleasant tones, with the appearance of respect, and she could not make out why Alice gave one of her queer, crooked smiles, or why she said,鈥? Tho only artificial light in the room was a reading-lamp at the colonel's elbow, shaded from the draught by the four-leaved screen which protected the invalid. The gloomy grey daylight had not quite faded, and through the half-open door opposite him Martin Disney saw the white marble wall of the staircase, and some oleanders in stone vases that stood on the spacious landing. The old soldier鈥檚 tendency to misstatement鈥攖o call it by no stronger name鈥攚as very repugnant to honest Herbert. I guess not. I asked him last week, and he lectured me on the dulness of trade. Then he went on for to show that eight dollars was a fortune, and I'd orter keep my carriage on it. He's a regular old file, he is. 97色伦图片*97色伦图片影院*97色色*97色伦图片在线影院 鈥業鈥檒l make you the smartest soldier in the Duke鈥檚 Own,鈥?said 鈥榯he Boy鈥?enthusiastically. 鈥榊ou鈥檙e the right stuff; you鈥檝e got it in you; you鈥檙e a soldier born, every inch. I don鈥檛 ask no questions. I don鈥檛 want to know who you are, or where you comes from, but you鈥檝e got soldier鈥檚 blood in you; you come of a soldier鈥檚 stock, I鈥檒l wager a gallon of the best four ale. I like you, lad. You鈥檙e free handed and open spoken, and you鈥檝e got an honest mug of your own. I like you, and I鈥檒l stick to you through thick and thin.鈥? Tears were streaming down her cheeks as she turned from him, pretending to be interested in the convent walls on the edge of the hill below which they were driving. 鈥榊ou鈥檙e right,鈥?said Herbert promptly. 鈥楢ll this will keep. Now, Rechab, lad, to your post. There鈥檚 more to tell you, but that, too, will keep.鈥? 鈥楲ady Keeling will be only too gratified,鈥?said her husband.