'He's coming round though,' said Caleb; 'for he told me to keep on the near side of the road going home, and it was ten to one he'd take me up.
But, as this implied the approach of some new visitor, Caleb, postponing his study from the life to a more convenient season, shouldered the round box, and took a hurried leave.
Caleb, who had been dozing on the cake-box, in the first imperfect recovery of his suspended presence of mind, seized Miss Slowboy by the hair of her head, but immediately apologised.
'Or for a firebox, either,' observed Caleb, in deep contemplation,
Take care how you carry that box, Caleb. Let it fall, and I'll murder you!
So, with another sharp look round the room, he went out at the door; followed by Caleb with the wedding-cake on his head.
Whereupon Caleb drew down his spectacles, and proceeded to write his signature with the care which he always gave to that performance; for whatever he did in the way of business he did well.
Either because his interest in this work thrust the incident of the signature from his memory, or for some reason of which Caleb was more conscious, Mrs.
In Noah Milligan's startling novel Into Captivity They Will Go, Caleb
, a teenage boy of perceived miraculous birth, is raised by an evangelical, end-times-obsessed mother who's convinced that he is the second coming of Christ.