MONTGOMERY interrupted my tangle of mystification
and suspicion about one o'clock, and his grotesque attendant followed him with a tray bearing bread, some herbs and other eatables, a flask of whiskey, a jug of water, and three glasses and knives.
I determined to commence a series of covert insinuations, or innuendoes, about the oblong box--just to let him perceive, gradually, that I was NOT altogether the butt, or victim, of his little bit of pleasant mystification
. My first observation was by way of opening a masked battery.
If it was easy to reflect, however, that such a boy could postpone school, it was at least as marked that for such a boy to have been "kicked out" by a schoolmaster was a mystification
Tarzan, too, had vanished, as he had a way of doing, to the mystification
of the blacks.
But the clerk saw merely the mystification
which he desired to create.
Brittles, being called in, involved himself and his respected superior in such a wonderful maze of fresh contradictions and impossibilities, as tended to throw no particular light on anything, but the fact of his own strong mystification
; except, indeed, his declarations that he shouldn't know the real boy, if he were put before him that instant; that he had only taken Oliver to be he, because Mr.
This story is told by the family with the fiercest mystification
; but I really think Mrs MacNab prefers her own original tale: that the Other Man (or whatever it is) crawls out every night from the big box in the corner, which is kept locked all day.
What HE said about the Diamond to Miss Rachel was said, as usual, by way of a mystification
He explained that even if never a dollar were to come to him from the other house he would nevertheless cherish this one; and he dwelt, further, while they lingered and wandered, on the fact of the stupefaction he was already exciting, the positive mystification
he felt himself create.
I can tell you this--you only discovered my mother in her own character when I put an end to the mystification
by presenting you to each other.
Still, she reflected, these sorts of skill are almost exclusively masculine; women neither practice them nor know how to value them; and one's husband's proficiency in this direction might legitimately increase one's respect for him, since mystification
is no bad basis for respect.
One unexpected sentence came from her lips after another, till I got involved in a web of mystification
; and wondered what unseen spirit had been sitting for weeks by my heart watching its workings and taking record of every pulse.