It was the old lady's habit on the fine summer mornings to repair to the arbour in which Mr.
The old lady was very precise and very particular; and as this ceremony had been observed for three successive summers without the slightest deviation from the accustomed form, she was not a little surprised on this particular morning to see the fat boy, instead of leaving the arbour, walk a few paces out of it, look carefully round him in every direction, and return towards her with great stealth and an air of the most profound mystery.
Jingle was walking in the garden close to the arbour at that moment.
'What do you think I see in this very arbour last night?' inquired the boy.
Passing the arbour
, and peering into its damp recesses, I started back with my heart in my mouth.
Without communicating his intention to any one, the bridegroom proceeded with a palpitating heart to the little sequestered arbour
, where he had overheard his bride offering up those petitions for his happiness and conversion.
At last, when we got to his place of business and he pulled out his key from his coat-collar, he looked as unconscious of his Walworth property as if the Castle and the drawbridge and the arbour
and the lake and the fountain and the Aged, had all been blown into space together by the last discharge of the Stinger.
What's especially troubling to Canadians, who once took pride in Humphrey's accomplishment, is that the woman at the centre of the storm, High Commissioner Louise Arbour
, is Canadian.