Freely's humble request, she called on her more docile daughter, Penny, to write a note, telling him that her mother would be glad to see him and talk with him on brawn, any day that he could call at Long Meadows.
Palfrey suspected that Penny would have anything to say to a tradesman of questionable rank whose youthful bloom was much withered.
He was not a man to fall in love in the wrong place; and so, he applied himself quite as much to conciliate the favour of the parents, as to secure the attachment of Penny. Mrs.
Freely's marriage with his daughter Penny, and having hit on a formula by which he could justify it, fenced off all doubts and objections, his own included.
Little Penny was very proud and fluttering, but hardly so happy as she expected to be in an engagement.