Not visited by the surviving members of her family, living, literally, by herself in the world, Hester decided, in spite of her comfortable little income, on letting lodgings
. The explanation of this strange conduct which she had written on her slate, in reply to an inquiry from Anne, was the true one.
Thedora and myself cannot remain any longer in our present lodgings
, for we have been subjected to great unpleasantness, and you cannot imagine my state of agitation and dismay.
"As a gentlewoman myself," proceeded the landlady--"reduced by family misfortunes to let lodgings
, but still a gentlewoman--I feel sincere sympathy with you.
The simplicity of Partridge set Jones a laughing, and put a final end to his anger, which had indeed seldom any long duration in his mind; and, instead of commenting on his defence, he told him he intended presently to leave those lodgings
, and ordered him to go and endeavour to get him others.
To which the only reply was, 'Oh, please will you come and show the lodgings
Curious, that in lodgings
the rule of life is reversed.
'We have a good choice of inconvenient lodgings
in the town, sir, I think,' replied the waiter, with modest confidence in its resources that way; 'indeed, I have no doubt that we could suit you that far, however particular you might be.
Before he went, he had left all his money and other things of value with me, and what to do with them I did not know, but I secured them as well as I could, and locked up the lodgings
and went to him, where I found him very ill indeed; however, I persuaded him to be carried in a litter to the Bath, where there was more help and better advice to be had.
"But," exclaimed De Guiche, "what is Buckingham's motive for providing such a supply of lodgings
Clements secured respectable lodgings
in a quiet neighbourhood, and then wrote, as she had engaged to do, to inform Lady Glyde of the address.
The Herons, though an ordinary villa, stood in its own grounds, and was certainly the last place in which one would have expected to find lodgings
, so private was its appearance.
'You had better traverse it again,' said the blind man, preparing to descend, 'till you find some lodgings
suitable to your taste.