‘It was so dreadful,’ said Lady Pomona;—’so very dreadful. I never heard of anything so bad. When young what’s-his-name married the tallow-chandler’s daughter I thought it would have killed me if it had been Dolly; but this was worse than that. Her father was a methodist.’
‘They had neither of them a shilling of money,’ said Georgey through her tears.
’And your papa says this man was next door to a bankrupt. But it’s all over?’
’And now we must all remain here at Caversham till people forget it. It has been very hard upon George Whitstable, because of course everybody has known it through the county. I once thought he would have been off, and I really don’t...