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Woman MARY. Tweeny, because the Gov. has selected me to attend on him, please could i've got the personal loan of it back? (The reference made with such captivating delicacy is obviously to TWEENY's skirt. ) TWEENY (doggedly). No, you mayn't. AGATHA (supporting TWEENY). do not you supply it to her. woman MARY (still attempting candy persuasion). you recognize particularly good that he prefers to be waited on in a skirt. TWEENY. i do not care. Get one for your self. woman MARY. it's the just one at the island. TWEENY. And it is mine. girl MARY (an aristocrat after all). Tweeny, provide me that skirt without delay. CATHERINE. do not. TWEENY. I will not. woman MARY (clearing for action). I shall make you. TWEENY. I should still prefer to see you are trying. (An unseemly fracas seems to be inevitable, yet whatever occurs. The whir is back heard, and the awareness is displayed 'Dogs pride to bark and chunk. ' Its impact is prompt and cheering. the women examine one another guiltily and instantly continue on tiptoe to their tasks. those are all enthusiastic about the master's dinner. CATHERINE attends to his fish. AGATHA fills a old fashioned toast-rack and brings the menu, that's written on a shell. woman MARY twists a wreath of eco-friendly leaves round her head, and areas a flower beside the master's plate. TWEENY indicators that every one is prepared, and she or he and the more youthful sisters retire into the kitchen, drawing the reveal that separates it from the remainder of the room. woman MARY beats a tom-tom, that is the dinner bell. She then lightly works a punkah, which we haven't hitherto saw, and stands at cognizance. doubtless she is in hopes that the Gov. will input into dialog together with her, yet she is just too stable a parlour-maid to permit her hopes seem in her face. We might watch her demeanour with entire approval. there isn't considered one of us who wouldn't provide her £26 a 12 months. The grasp is available in quietly, a publication in his hand, nonetheless the one ebook at the island, for he has now not idea it worthy whereas to construct a printing-press. His costume isn't appreciably diverse from that of the others, the skins are comparable, yet might be those are a trifle extra rigorously reduce or he includes them higher. One sees in some way that he has replaced for his night meal. there's a strange recommendation of a dinner jacket approximately his doeskin coat. it truly is, probably, too grave a face for a guy of thirty-two, as though he have been over a lot immersed in affairs, but there's a sunny smile left to lighten it now and then and produce again its adolescence; maybe too highbrow a face to go as strictly good-looking, no longer sufficiently suggestive of oats. His tall determine is especially immediately, mild instead of thick-set, yet nobly muscular. His mammoth fingers, enterprise and tough with labour notwithstanding they be, are finely shaped—note the arms much more tapered, the nails larger tended than these of his domestics; they're one of the symptoms that he's of a high-quality breed. Such indicators, as has frequently been mentioned, are infallible. A romantic determine, too. you could simply see why the women-folks of this powerful man's condo either adore and worry him. He doesn't appear to observe who's ready on him to-night, yet inclines his head a little bit to whoever it really is, as she takes her position behind his chair.