" 'Carriage to be at the door at two-thirty,' " said Lady Lundie, repeating the final words of the memorandum
while she wrote them.
, "Wishes." My dear, is there any wish of yours that I can further?'
These instructions were followed by the name and address of Pesca's employer in Portland Place--and there the note, or memorandum, ended.
I knew this; I knew that I ought to consider myself very fortunate if I succeeded in securing the offered employment--and yet, no sooner had I read the memorandum than I felt an inexplicable unwillingness within me to stir in the matter.
HE BALANCES VERY BADLY') 'That's not a memorandum
of YOUR feelings!'
of the hiding-place is in that letter.
'Oh, this is the memorandum, is it?' said Brass, running his eye over the document.
Did the gentleman, Sir, who took the first floor of you yesterday afternoon, and who brought with him a box of property--a box of property--say anything more than is set down in this memorandum?'
"I am ordered to write a memorandum
explaining why we are not advancing."
Sebastien opened his box eagerly, found the memorandum and his own unfinished copy all in order, and locked them at once into the desk as Rabourdin had directed.
As he read the words the secretary felt that a man stronger than himself sat in judgment on him; and he at once resolved to examine the memorandum, which evidently reached far and high, without allowing Dutocq to know his secret thoughts.
Brooke, with the memorandum
in his breast-pocket, his left hand on the rail of the balcony, and his right trifling with his eye-glass.