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Do me a favour, then—let Kisel journey my grey. i will not suffer the concept of the harlequin spectacle you’ll provide forth, using down the Broadway together with your squire fastened on good looks; along with, the animal isn't equivalent to the excursion. ” 129“Thank you, Linwood. I settle for your kindness as freely as you provide it. you've relieved me of my in simple terms severe embarrassment. Now get your letters prepared; any factor unsealed (my orders are constrained to that) i'm going to take cost of, and carry at your father’s door. ” “My father’s door! ” exclaimed Linwood, snapping his palms with a kind of untamed exultation that made Eliot stare, “oh, what a number of pictures these phrases name up! yet as to the letters, there's no excitement in unsealed ones; I despatched a bulletin of my healthiness to Belle the day prior to this; i've got an engagement that may occupy me until eventually after your departure; so farewell, and solid success to you, Eliot. ” the buddies shook fingers and parted. The twilight used to be fading into evening whilst Eliot used to be prepared for his departure. To his nice vexation Kisel used to be lacking; and he used to be advised he had ridden ahead, and had left note that he could anticipate his grasp at a undeniable element approximately 3 miles on their means. The terrible fellow’s behavior have been so desultory that they by no means excited shock, even though they might were insupportable to 1 much less kind-tempered than Eliot Lee. He came across him on the element named. He had reined his horse up opposed to the fence, and was once expecting his grasp, as Eliot observed, for he may perhaps simply descry the description of his individual mendacity again to again to the pony, his legs encircling the animal’s neck. “Sit up, Kisel,” acknowledged his grasp, in an aggravated tone; “remember you're using a gentleman’s horse that’s now not conversant in such methods. And now I inform you, as soon as for all, that except you behave your self quietly and fairly, i'll ship you adrift. ” Kisel whistled. He continually both responded through a whistle or tears to Eliot’s reproof, and the whistle now, as traditional, was once by way of a healthy of sulkiness. The evening used to be misty and intensely darkish. Kisel, regardless of sundry variety overtures from his grasp, remained doggedly silent, or purely responded in a muttered monosyllable. 130Thus they travelled all evening, in basic terms preventing on the farmhouses to which that they had been directed to refresh their horses. On those events Kisel was once strangely zealous in appearing the workplace of groom, and appeared to have made a most precious move of the nimbleness of his tongue to his fingers. The sunrise stumbled on them in the enemy’s traces, at twenty miles distance from town of New-York, and in sight of a British submit distinct of their directions the place they have been to forestall, convey their flag of truce, exhibit their passports, and procure others to town. “Now, Kisel,” stated Eliot, “you should have performed along with your fooleries; you are going to shame me when you don't behave like a guy; pull up your cap—do no longer bury your face so within the collar of your coat—sit upright. ” Kisel threw the reins upon his horse’s neck, affected to rearrange his cap and coat, and in doing so dropped his whip.

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