Paul and Lloyd seemed born to rivalry with each other, and I to be peacemaker between them.
If Paul memorized one canto of "Marmion," Lloyd memorized two cantos, Paul came back with three, and Lloyd again with four, till each knew the whole poem by heart.
Lloyd Inwood, entering at the same time, elected to take the same course.
Lloyd met her first, but within twenty-four hours Paul saw to it that he also made her acquaintance.
This left me free to my own affairs, and I was out among my roses when Lloyd Inwood arrived.
Were he perfectly black, you could sit alongside him and not see him," Lloyd said; and I confess the illustration was apt enough to make me well-nigh convinced.
Lloyd blunders up against the shadow with his perfect opaqueness.
Nor, while Paul Tichlorne was thus successfully mastering the problem of invisibility, was Lloyd Inwood a whit behind.
Greeting Lloyd, I closed the door and backed up the path a few paces.
And so, stroke by stroke, member by member, I painted Lloyd Inwood into nothingness.
It could not be he from whom the ball had rebounded, and with sickening dread I realized that Lloyd Inwood had come upon the scene.
I do not ask to set foot aboard a finer steamship than the Uhlan of the Norddeutscher Lloyd
, to meet a kindlier gentleman than her commander, or better fellows than his officers.