"Nine years ago!" he shrieked, throwing out his clenched hands--"nine years ago, w'en that big brute killed the woman who loved him better than she did me!--me who had followed 'er from San Francisco, where
'e won 'er at draw poker!--me who had watched over 'er for years w'en the scoundrel she belonged to was ashamed to acknowledge 'er and treat 'er white!--me who for her sake kept 'is cussed secret till it ate 'im up!--me who w'en you poisoned the beast fulfilled 'is last request to lay 'im alongside 'er and give 'im a stone to the head of
And I've never since seen 'er grave till now, for I didn't want to meet 'im here."
'I am er man,' said Mr Dolls, trying to smite himself on the breast, but bringing his hand to bear upon the vicinity of his eye, 'er do it.
'I am er man,' said Mr Dolls, with majesty, 'er get it, sir.'
'Ardly can I resist to fall on my knees before 'er and declare my passion.
I avoid my uncle with success, and I see 'er about the hour of