"Don't you think," observed Angus, absently, "that it's rather cruel to eat these halfpenny buns?
Angus," she said steadily, "before there is a minute more of this nonsense I must tell you something about myself as shortly as I can.'"
The man called Angus emptied his coffee-cup and regarded her with mild and patient eyes.
"And the other man?" repeated Angus with a sort of obstinate quietude.
"Did you ever make the spectre speak or squeak, or anything?" asked Angus, with some interest.
Angus, who had hitherto maintained hilarious ease from motives of mental hygiene, revealed the strain of his soul by striding abruptly out of the inner room and confronting the new-comer.
Shaw, one of the principal partners of the Northwest Company, announcing the coming of the Phoebe and Isaac Todd, "to take and destroy everything American on the northwest coast."
Here also were the valiant Earl of Angus
, Sir Thomas Banaster with his garter over his greave, Sir Nele Loring, second cousin to Sir Nigel, and a long column of Welsh footmen who marched under the red banner of Merlin.
`Dare's Neil MacAllister and Sandy MacAllister and William MacAllister and Alec MacAllister and Angus
MacAllister--and I believe dare's de Devil MacAllister.'"
It was the feeling--half hope, half fear--that Angus Baird might still be on our trail--that some more immediate and less cold-blooded way of dealing with him might result from a sudden encounter between the money-lender and myself.
Angus Baird was lying on his own floor, dead, with his gray hairs glued together by his blood; near him a poker with the black end glistening; in a corner his desk, ransacked, littered.
"My father was Alexander Balfour, schoolmaster of that place," said I, "and my mother Grace Pitarrow; I think her people were from Angus