‘He always seems to me to like to have his own way.’
‘Why shouldn’t he like it?’
’He has to me that air of selfishness which is so very common with people in London;—as though what he said were all said out of surface politeness.’
’I wonder what you expect, Hetta, when you talk of London people? Why should not London people be as kind as other people? I think Mr Broune is as obliging a man as any one I know. But if I like anybody, you always make little of him. The only person you seem to think well of is Mr Montague.’
’Mamma, that is unfair and unkind. I never mention Mr Montague’s name if I can help it,—­...