Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Joscelyn: A Tale of the Revolution >> Chapter XXVIII: Grace and Stephen >> Page 249

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Novel (Romance) | The Reprint Company | 1975, 1976
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enjoyed with the old lady, what he said and she said, what they
mutually answered, and especially all that the good woman had been
pleased to say of a loving nature in respect to Stephen himself, of
whose neglect she complained sadly, while admitting that she had
reason to complain.
Stephen sighed only in reply.
"As for the fool girl, Angelica," continued Dick Marvin, "she
hardly gin me the time of day; but soon as she seed who it was, she
flung out of the room, singing a sort of air, as if to say, `what the
devil's this fellow to me?' "
"You saw nobody besides the family, Dick?"
The answer was in the negative. Yet Stephen gathered from Dick,
without provoking the suspicions of the latter, that they were a long
time in letting him in; and that, when they did so, "they looked as
much frightened as if I had been a whole regiment of dragoons. But
women are all of them so cussed scary."