If it was easy to reflect, however, that such a boy could postpone school, it was at least as marked that for such a boy to have been "kicked out" by a schoolmaster was a mystification
I found that my services were constantly called into requisition for the falsification of business, and the mystification
of an individual whom I will designate as Mr.
He mounted and rode slowly along the Riverside Road, partly suspecting Trefusis of some mystification
, but inclining to believe in him, and, in any case, to take his advice as to Gertrude.
MONTGOMERY interrupted my tangle of mystification
and suspicion about one o'clock, and his grotesque attendant followed him with a tray bearing bread, some herbs and other eatables, a flask of whiskey, a jug of water, and three glasses and knives.
The cardinal is not the man to forget a mystification
until he has settled account with the mystifier; and the mystifier appears to me to have the air of being a certain young Gascon of my acquaintance.
After several vain attempts to comprehend the motives of these two droll old creatures for inviting me to join them at their gouter, I at last fairly gave it up, and resigning myself to inevitable mystification
, I sat and looked first at one, then at the other, taking care meantime to do justice to the confitures, cakes, and coffee, with which they amply supplied me.
Why, to be frank, I felt somewhat annoyed by your evident suspicions touching my sanity, and so resolved to punish you quietly, in my own way, by a little bit of sober mystification
cried the king, almost indignant at what he considered a mystification
Adelaide Curtis, of Albany, was the artist's wife's mother,--but then I looked upon the whole address as a mystification
, intended especially for myself.
He explained that even if never a dollar were to come to him from the other house he would nevertheless cherish this one; and he dwelt, further, while they lingered and wandered, on the fact of the stupefaction he was already exciting, the positive mystification
he felt himself create.
You seem to be talking merely for the sake of mystification
," said Brain.
The result, of course, was that the young girl who was the centre of this elaborate system of mystification
remained the more inscrutable for her very frankness and assurance.