Walker," she went on, "you know I'm coming to your party."
Walker was silent a moment; she gave a rapid glance at Winterbourne.
Walker, taking her hand pleadingly, "don't walk off to the Pincio at this hour to meet a beautiful Italian."
The great scales of Fate had been held on a level for him; for where in all great London could one find two sweeter girls, more loving, more intelligent, and more sympathetic than Clara and Ida Walker? So bright were they, so quick, so interested in all which interested him, that if it were possible for a man to be compensated for the loss of a good wife then Balthazar Walker might claim to be so.
Ida Walker was a hand's breadth smaller than Clara, but was a little fuller in the face and plumper in the figure.
Charles Westmacott had ceased to knock the tennis balls about, and was chatting with Clara Walker, while Ida and Harold Denver were still talking by the railing with little outbursts of laughter.
"There's plenty of youngsters don't care about it," said Walker. "Here, here's Scud East--you'll be tossed, won't you, young un?" Scud was East's nickname, or Black, as we called it, gained by his fleetness of foot.
"Come along then, boys," sang out Walker; and away they all went, carrying along Tom and East, to the intense relief of four or five other small boys, who crept out from under the beds and behind them.
At Walker's suggestion all who were afraid were let off, in honour of Pater Brooke's speech.
After this misfortune Sir Hovenden Walker
set sail for England; and many pious people began to think it a sin even to wish for the conquest of Canada."
At present, in this vicinity, the best part of the land is not private property; the landscape is not owned, and the walker enjoys comparative freedom.
The walker in the familiar fields which stretch around my native town sometimes finds himself in another land than is described in their owners' deeds, as it were in some faraway field on the confines of the actual Concord, where her jurisdiction ceases, and the idea which the word Concord suggests ceases to be suggested.