In fact, I had just received what was virtually my dismissal
. I could not conceal, I did not desire to conceal from myself the conviction that, being now certain that Mdlle.
Then came letters, then the doctor again and again, and finally my dismissal in the incredible words which have necessitated these explanations.
And at the foot of the stairs the author of my dismissal, that confounded Theobald, flung open his door and waylaid me.
The doctor's alarms, his unscrupulous venality, the simulated illness, my own dismissal, each fitted in its obvious place, and not even the last had power as yet to mar my joy in the one central fact to which all the rest were as tapers to the sun.
Raffles had bought the doctor for a thousand pounds, and the doctor had bought a "nurse" of his own kidney, on his own account; me, for some reason, he would not trust; he had insisted upon my dismissal as an essential preliminary to his part in the conspiracy.
He cried, he pleaded for forgiveness, promised to reform over and over again, and then received his dismissal
, feeling that he had won but an imperfect forgiveness and established but a feeble confidence.
Heathcliff received no flogging, but he was told that the first word he spoke to Miss Catherine should ensure a dismissal
; and Mrs.
Soon he began to purposely neglect his studies and to disregard his duties, his aim being to secure his dismissal
from the United States service.
Catherine sometimes started at the boldness of her own surmises, and sometimes hoped or feared that she had gone too far; but they were supported by such appearances as made their dismissal
Charlie certainly did not take his dismissal
as Anne's imaginary rejected suitors did.
There was no alternative but to grant her dismissal
. One more effort had been made to find a trace of the lost man, and once again the effort had failed.
Then people began arriving with petitions, and there came the reports, interviews, appointments, dismissals
, apportionment of rewards, pensions, grants, notes, the workaday round, as Alexey Alexandrovitch called it, that always took up so much time.