This he sent by a special messenger, who returned with a note to his lodgings long before he was up on the following morning.
’No;—no; certainly not. No word of this will ever pass my mouth.
Mr Broune thought that he was very well out of the danger, and resolved that Lady Carbury should never want anything that his friendship could do for her.
CHAPTER XXXVII — THE BOARD-ROOM
On Friday, the 21st June, the Board of the South Central Pacific and Mexican Railway sat in its own room behind the Exchange, as was the Board’s custom every Friday. On this occasion all the members were there, as it had been understood that the chairman was to make a special statement. There was the great chairman as a matter...