"And it was certainly jolly lucky that Travers turned up so well in the nick of time.
That's why I'm all against pushing Travers against him, merely because of this last affair."
Two other men were with him, the third being the now celebrated second in command, familiar to everybody as Tom Travers, a lean, dark man, who looked older than his years, with a furrow in his brow and something morose about the very shape of his black mustache.
"Well," said Travers, with a rather sour smile, "so long as he leaves Hastings alone the world won't mind much."
"It would certainly be very curious," replied Travers, "if the place played any part in it."
"Coffee and scientific researches," said Travers, grimly.
A moment or two after he had spoken they heard a voice hailing them out of the shadow of the clubhouse, and were astonished to perceive Travers hurrying toward them, calling out as he came:
There was a stony silence, and then Travers remarked, gruffly: "This is your department, Grayne; I will leave you to question Captain Boyle.
Neererhe drew, and many a walk travers
'd Of stateliest Covert, Cedar, Pine, or Palme, Then voluble and bold, now hid, now seen Among thick-wov'n Arborets and Flours Imborderd on each Bank, the hand of EVE: Spot more delicious then those Gardens feign'd Or of reviv'd ADONIS, or renownd ALCINOUS, host of old LAERTES Son, Or that, not Mystic, where the Sapient King Held dalliance with his faire EGYPTIAN Spouse.
She is going to take Miss Travers
, who has been with us so long, but who is only qualified for the younger children, to Hyeres, and I believe some of the Kingscote servants.
Travers said softly, "that I should like to be in your world."
Travers' wit, and find my neighbor, who has done Europe, attractive.