The Chronicles of Barsetshire Volume 7 by Anthony Trollope

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The Chronicles of Barsetshire Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. WHERE DID IT COME FROM? When Christmas morning came no emissary from the bishop appeared at Hogglestock to interfere with the ordinary performance of the day's services. "I think we need fear no further disturbance," Mr. Crawley said to his wife,--and there was no further disturbance. On the day after his walk from Framley to Barchester, and from Barchester back to Hogglestock, Mr. Crawley had risen not much the worse for his labour, and had gradually given to his wife a full account of what had taken place. "A poor weak man," he said, speaking of the bishop. "A poor weak creature, and much to be pitied." "I have always heard that she is a violent woman." "Very violent, and very ignorant; and most intrusive withal." "And you did not answer her a word 1" "At last my forbearance with her broke down, and I bade her mind her distaff." "What;--really 1 Did you say those words to her 1" "Nay; as for my exact words I cannot remember them. I was thinking more of the words with which it might be fitting that I should answer the bishop. But I certainly told her that she had better mind her distaff." "And how did she behave then 1" "I did not wait to see. The bishop had spoken, and I had replied; and why should I tarry to behold the woman's violence? I had told him that he was wrong in law, and that I at least would not submit to usurped authority. There was nothing to keep me longer, and so I went without much ceremony of leave-taking. There had been little ceremony of greeting on their part, and there was less in the making of adieux on mine. They had told me that I was a thief" "No, Josiah,--surely not so? They did not use that very word?" "I say they did;--they did use the very word. But stop. I am wrong. I wrong his lordship, and...

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