You have introduced yourself to David when you jump the railings without touching them, and William Paterson (as proved to be his name) was at once our friend.
We had been blown, the three of us, to my rooms by a gust of rain; it was also, I think, the first time Paterson had entered them.
David had noticed nothing, but I was strangely uncomfortable, and, despite my efforts at talk, often lapsed into silence, to be roused from it by a feeling that Paterson was looking at me covertly.
A lady, who has several pretty reasons for frequenting the Gardens, recognised David in the street, and was stooping to address him, when Paterson did something that alarmed her.
I recalled other queer things of Paterson, and they came back to me charged with new meanings.
I remembered, also, that while David shouted to me or Irene to attract our attention, he usually whistled to Paterson, he could not explain why.
Then the beautiful nature of Paterson loomed offensively, and his honest eyes insulted over me.
How you would strive to cheat him, even as I strove to hide my real self from Paterson, and still you would strive as I strove after you knew the game was up.
It was all over, Paterson, long ago," I broke out harshly, "why do we linger?
Then, with one of those turns that convinced her aunt that she was not mad really and convinced observers of another type that she was not a barren theorist, she added: "Though in the case of Carter Paterson
I should want it to be a very long engagement indeed, I must say.
Among my headings under this one twelve months I find an account of the adventure of the Paradol Chamber, of the Amateur Mendicant Society, who held a luxurious club in the lower vault of a furniture warehouse, of the facts connected with the loss of the British barque "Sophy Anderson", of the singular adventures of the Grice Patersons
in the island of Uffa, and finally of the Camberwell poisoning case.