"I should like it immensely, but I must cultivate Baxter for the present.
Before a fortnight was over, Baxter admitted ruefully that M'Leod was better than most firms in the business: We buyers were coy, argumentative, shocked at the price of Holmescroft, inquisitive, and cold by turns, but Mr.
Baxter took me to his links, quite ten miles off, where in a maze of tramway lines, railroads, and nursery-maids, we skelped our divotted way round nine holes like barges plunging through head seas.
Baxter's conscience and Agnes Moultrie, gone mad in the well-lit bedroom that waited me.
Baxter's the keeper, and when he finds strange dogs hunting about, he takes and shoots 'em.
I was almost wicked enough to wish that Baxter had shot the housemaid instead of the dog.
As for Horace Baxter, he was in financial difficulties a year ago last summer, and he prayed to the Lord for help; and when his wife died and he got her life insurance he said he believed it was the answer to his prayer.
Robert Baxter told me the same thing too, but I admit THAT isn't evidence.
I have no use for Robert Baxter. He turned Methodist just because the Presbyterian choir happened to be singing `Behold the bridegroom cometh' for a collection piece when him and Margaret walked up the aisle the Sunday after they were married.
Pickersgill, having heard the school so highly spoken of by his friend, Mr Herbert Baxter
, would be glad if Mr Blatherwick could take in his three sons, aged seven, nine, and eleven respectively, at the earliest convenient date.
had been open at least eight hours by this time, for it was nearly five o'clock; and if people are to quarrel often, it follows as a corollary that their quarrels cannot be protracted beyond certain limits.
was within thirty yards of the stables, when a man appeared out of the darkness and called to her to stop.