Presently he sat down beside her, and said, in his most wheedlesome
tone, "Now be a sensible little woman, and do as they say.
"That 's lovely, Tom," and Polly found it so touching that she felt for her handkerchief; but Tom took it away, and made her laugh instead of cry, by saying, in a wheedlesome
tone, "I don't believe you did as much, for all your romance.
Rose herself had some doubts as to how it would strike her uncle, and concocted a wheedlesome
speech which should at once convince him that it was the most useful, wholesome, and delightful plan ever devised.