It was at a charity bazaar that Isabel and Clarence first met.
At six o'clock, carrying four Teddy-bears, seven photograph frames, five golliwogs, and a billiken, Clarence went home to tell the news to his parents.
Clarence had been able to go to Oxford; his elder brother, Lord Staines, into the Guards.
Having dressed for dinner, Clarence proceeded to the library, where he found his mother in hysterics and his father in a state of collapse on the sofa.
But surely,' said Clarence, a dim recollection of something he had heard or read somewhere coming to him, 'isn't cornering wheat a rather profitable process?
But just then I heard the harsh music of rusty chains and bolts, a light flashed in my eyes, and that butterfly, Clarence, stood before me
Ah, Clarence, good boy, only friend I've got, -- for you ARE my friend, aren't you?
But Clarence had slumped to his knees before I had half finished, and he was like to go out of his mind with fright.
If everybody about here was so honestly and sincerely afraid of Merlin's pretended magic as Clarence was, certainly a superior man like me ought to be shrewd enough to contrive some way to take advantage of such a state of things.
If it will help to pave the way to a renewed understanding between us, I am prepared to apologize for striking Clarence.
Listen, now that at last you seem to be getting more reasonable; I wish I could make you understand that I don't keep Clarence for sheer love of him.
I don't know that I'm so stuck on Clarence myself,' said Lady Wetherby, weakly.