I looked beyond the end of the tarpaulin. I was surprisedto
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"Business brought me yesterday to Castle Marling. I could not leave it again without calling on you. I hear that Lord Mount Severn is absent."
"He is in France," she rejoined. "I said we should be sure to meet again; do you remember, Mr. Carlyle? You----"
Isabel suddenly stopped; for with the word "remember," she also remembered something--the hundred pound note--and what she was saying faltered on her tongue. Confused, indeed, grew she: for, alas! she had changed and partly spent it. /How/ was it possible to ask Lady Mount Severn for money? And the earl was nearly always away. Mr. Carlyle saw her embarrassment, though he may not have detected its cause.
"What a fine boy!" exclaimed he, looking at the child.
"It is Lord Vane," said Isabel.
"A truthful, earnest spire, I am sure," he continued, gazing at his open countenance. "How old are you, my little man?"
"I am six, sir; and my brother was four."
Isabel bent over the child--an excuse to cover her perplexity. "You do not know this gentleman, William. It is Mr. Carlyle, and he has been very kind to me."