‘John’s mortial strong, Mr Carbury.’
’If two men have equal pluck, strength isn’t much needed. One is a brave man, and the other—a coward. Which do you think is which?’
’He’s your own cousin, and I don’t know why you should say everything again him.’
’You know I’m telling you the truth. You know it as well as I do myself;—and you’re throwing yourself away, and throwing the man who loves you over,—for such a fellow as that! Go back to him, Ruby, and beg his pardon.’
‘I never will;—never.’
’I’ve spoken to Mrs Pipkin, and while you’re here she will see...