"Was that she who spoke then?" I asked
. "Her voice sounded so strange."
"And whom do they call Don Sancho Panza?" asked
"Supposing we leave these generalities," Penelope remarked, "and get on with those questions which you wish to ask
Did I not foresee--have I not already told you, that whatever he was asked
he would refuse to answer, and try irony or any other shuffle, in order that he might avoid answering?
Amy protested that she would not go, and Meg left her in despair to ask
Hannah what should be done.
"What do you mean?" asked
Ned again, when Tom did not answer him immediately.
"Now, I have asked
you a question, my friend," said Mr.
"Because, as I said, without you I can do nothing; and I am afraid you will refuse me the favor I come to ask
if you do not know to what end I ask
"Why do you ask
me that?" replied the stranger, with a coolness which was barely civil.
"Did you ever hear of any one's eyes growing together?" asked
"I do not wish to seem discourteous, he said, "but I cannot recognize that you have any right to ask
me these questions.
Am I the victim of a delusion--or did our fair friend really ask
me to give her an introduction to Miserrimus Dexter?"