CHAPTER XIX — HETTA CARBURY HEARS A LOVE TALE
‘I half a mind to go back to-morrow morning,’ Felix said to his mother that Sunday evening after dinner. At that moment Roger was walking round the garden by himself, and Henrietta was in her own room.
’To-morrow morning, Felix! You are engaged to dine with the Longestaffes!’
‘You could make any excuse you like about that.’
’It would be the most uncourteous thing in the world. The Longestaffes you know are the leading people in this part of the country. No one knows what may happen. If you should ever be living at Carbury, how sad it would be that you should have quarrelled with them.’
’You forget, mother, that Dolly Longestaffe is about the most intimate friend I have in the world.’