language he learned was Spanish. He began acting at the age of 7. 鈥業 should be very sorry to have been the cause of that,鈥?he said, 鈥榓nd I don鈥檛 think it would be logical of you. You urged me to withdraw, which was the most you could do after you had promised to propose me.鈥? The reason I wrote it, explains Maas, sitting restlessly at his 11-room Eastside apartment on a recent afternoon, "was that I didn't want to wake up 10 years from now wondering what would have happened if I had written a novel. 鈥?I also think a writer has to challenge himself constantly. I don't think he should play a pat hand." 七星彩1253期头尾 鈥楴ow don鈥檛 be mean, Miss Propert,鈥?said he. Errington? So little Rhoda Maxfield sat there with a placid face, talking to her old love, turning over the leaves of a picture-book, and scarcely looking at him as she talked. I do wish Mr. Powell would choose some other time for his performances! cried Mrs. Errington, when the servant had left the room. "Now Thursday鈥攐n Thursday, for instance, we are going to a whist party, at the Bodkins', and then he might squall out his psalms, and shout, and rave, without annoying anybody." Would I not like to be like Apelles? And now come into the parlour with me, and write the acknowledgment. Mrs. Errington bestowed a stolid, china-blue stare on him before replying, "I daresay not, sir." I do not think that I ever toadied any one, or that I have acquired the character of a tuft-hunter. But here I do not scruple to say that I prefer the society of distinguished people, and that even the distinction of wealth confers many advantages. The best education is to be had at a price as well as the best broadcloth. The son of a peer is more likely to rub his shoulders against well-informed men than the son of a tradesman. The graces come easier to the wife of him who has had great-grandfathers than they do to her whose husband has been less 鈥?or more fortunate, as he may think it. The discerning man will recognise the information and the graces when they are achieved without such assistance, and will honour the owners of them the more because of the difficulties they have overcome 鈥?but the fact remains that the society of the well-born and of the wealthy will as a rule be worth seeking. I say this now, because these are the rules by which I have lived, and these are the causes which have instigated me to work. 鈥業 found it an excellent sermon,鈥?he said, with admirable neutrality; 鈥業 only hope that Mr鈥擬r Silverdale will give us such good ones.鈥?