Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | The University of Arkansas Press | 1997
Transcription IN THE GILDED CAGE 125
mured, to himself, by Michael Baynam, as he rode off from the carriage
of Mrs. Fairleigh.
"Poor girl! poor girl! in her vanity, she little dreams of the fortune
which awaits her.
He was joined at this moment by Sam Fuller, who rode up, laughing.
"Do you know what that stiff, old hag threatens us with, Mike? The
riggers of the law!
He told him all, imitating the old lady's lofty tones and manner with
some success. He repeated waggishly his own reply. To all this Mike
answered nothing, but rode forward in silence. Then said Sam more
seriously:
"Mike, did you see who she had with her in the carriage? Rose Carter,
for all the world! And did you see the great trunk that was lashed on the
carriage behind? Now, I'm thinking, that she's taken Rose to live with her!"
A low sob escaped from the melancholy hunter as he murmured
"Poor girl! poor, foolish girl!"
Then, suddenly stopping his horse, he said, somewhat sternly, to Sam
"Do not again name her to me, Sam Fuller never!"