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even if the bed were iron and the spoon a wooden one, he

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"Thinkso?Iamsureofit.Iputmyselfinherplace.""ThenIwilladvertisein'TheTimes'andtheHillsboroughpapers."

"Think so? I am sure of it. I put myself in her place."

even if the bed were iron and the spoon a wooden one, he

"Then I will advertise in 'The Times' and the Hillsborough papers."

even if the bed were iron and the spoon a wooden one, he

He went into the library and wrote several advertisements. This is the one Jael preferred:

even if the bed were iron and the spoon a wooden one, he

"H. L. to G. C. I see you are right. There shall be no vengeance except what the law may give me, nor will I ever renew that request which offended you so justly. I will be patient."

He had added an entreaty that she would communicate with him, but this Jael made him strike out. She thought that might make Grace suspect his sincerity. "Time enough to put that in a month hence, if you don't hear from her."

This was all I think worth recording in the interview between Jael and Henry, except that at parting he thanked her warmly, and said, "May I give you one piece of advice in return? Mr. Richard Raby has fallen in love with you, and no wonder. If my heart was not full of Grace I should have fallen in love with you myself, you are so good and so beautiful; but he bears a bad character. You are wise in other people's affairs, pray don't be foolish in your own."

"Thank you," said Jael, a little dryly. "I shall think twice before I give my affections to any young man."

Henry had a word with his mother before he went, and begged her not to prepare disappointment for herself by trying to bring Jael and him together. "Besides, she has taken a spite against me. To be sure it is not very deep; for she gave me good advice; and I advised her not to throw herself away on Dissolute Dick."

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