It was the creation of Miss Brentwood, an enormously wealthy old maid; and it was her husband, and family, and toy.
This is the idea of Miss Brentwood. She clumsily hinted as much when she invited me.
We were all seated when Miss Brentwood brought Ernest in.
At the head of the room, Miss Brentwood introduced him to Colonel Van Gilbert, and I knew that the latter was to preside.
But he fooled the others, just as he had fooled Miss Brentwood. She occupied a chair right up to the front, and several times she turned her head toward one or another of her CONFRERES and smiled her appreciation of the remarks.
"I notice that you have profited in the past by those very labour gouges you mention," insinuated Brentwood, one of the wiliest and most astute of our corporation lawyers.
"That is quite beside the question, Brentwood," Bertie drawled.
"If you mean to insinuate--" Brentwood began hotly.
You know, and you know that I know just what jobbery was done in the building trades' strike last fall, who put up the money, who did the work, and who profited by it." (Brentwood flushed darkly.) "But we are all tarred with the same brush, and the best thing for us to do is to leave morality out of it.
I remember the afternoon at the club when I caught Halstead and Brentwood whispering in a corner.
Paul's, jingling rapidly by the strangers' entry of Fleet-Market, which, with Exeter 'Change, has now departed to the world of shadows--how they passed the White Bear in Piccadilly, and saw the dew rising up from the market-gardens of Knightsbridge--how Turnhamgreen, Brentwood
, Bagshot, were passed--need not be told here.
Within minutes of the time you receive this a nurse-girl will have been choked to death in Brentwood