With all my heart," said the barber; and not caring to tire himself with reading more books of chivalry, he told the housekeeper to take all the big ones and throw them into the yard.
Then all we have to do," said the curate, "is to hand them over to the secular arm of the housekeeper, and ask me not why, or we shall never have done.
When all of the house that was open to general inspection had been seen, they returned downstairs, and, taking leave of the housekeeper, were consigned over to the gardener, who met them at the hall-door.
She wished him to know that she had been assured of his absence before she came to the place, and accordingly began by observing, that his arrival had been very unexpected-- "for your housekeeper," she added, "informed us that you would certainly not be here till to-morrow; and indeed, before we left Bakewell, we understood that you were not immediately expected in the country.
The housekeeper has dropped her voice to a little more than a whisper.
Disgrace never comes to Chesney Wold," returns the housekeeper.
Oh, I can walk now," says Tom; and, supported by East and the housekeeper, goes to the sick-room.
Not a word could the housekeeper extract from either of them, and though the Doctor knew all that she knew that morning, he never knew any more.
The housekeeper, a person of some education and intelligence, thoughtfully brought upstairs with her some milk and some warm water.
Why, Lord bless me," cried the housekeeper, "that must be Mrs.
Allen, the housekeeper, was, so far as it went, a corroboration of that of her fellow servant.
So far the housekeeper could add nothing on cross-examination save lamentations and expressions of amazement.