Wives and Daughters (Paperback)
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Show Excerpt; I never said she did not. I knew there was one visitor of the name of Browning; I never knew there were two, but, of course, as soon as Lord Cumnor heard there was another, he must needs ask her; so the carriage will have to go backwards and forwards four times now to fetch them all. So your daughter can come quite easily, Mr. Gibson, and I shall be very glad to see her for your sake. She can sit bodkin with the Brownings, I suppose? You'll arrange it all with them; and mind you get Nanny well up to her work next week.' Just as Mr. Gibson was going away, Lady Cumnor called after him, 'Oh by-the-bye, Clare is here; you remember Clare, don't you? She was a patient of yours, long ago.' 'Clare ' he repeated, in a bewildered tone. 'Don't you recollect her? Miss Clare, our old governess, ' said Lady Agnes. 'About twelve or fourteen years ago, before Lady Cuxhaven was married.' 'Oh, yes ' said he. 'Miss Clare, who had the scarlet fever here; a very pretty delicate girl. But I thought she was married '