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鈥業 understand,鈥?he said. 鈥楢nd what you have said much increases my regret at the election going as it did.鈥?He paused a moment, evidently thinking, and Keeling, had an opportunity to wager been offered him, would have bet that his next words would convey, however delicately, the hope that Keeling would reconsider his letter{276} of the morning, announcing the termination of the Club鈥檚 lease. He was not prepared to do anything of the sort, and hoped, indeed, that the suggestion would not be made. But that he should have thought that the suggestion was going to be made showed very precisely how unintelligible to him was the whole nature of the class which Lord Inverbroom represented. No such suggestion was made, any more than half an hour ago any idea of a fresh election being held was mooted. � This was one of many days which the young mother spent in the woods or in the garden with her baby for her companion, while Allegra and the colonel sailed east or west in the Vendetta. Her doctor would have liked her to go with them, but she seemed to have an absolute aversion to the sea, and he did not press the point. � "Very pleased to have you with us, sir. In a way I hope it's like coming home." But it is; indeed it is. Tell her that, if I am to be at her wedding, it must be soon, very soon. Life is so uncertain at best鈥攁nd, although I feel well and strong, sometimes鈥攖o-day, for instance鈥攖here are other times when I think the end is nearer than even my doctor suspects. And I know by his face that he does not give me a long lease of life. � � 鈥榊es, dear, I said coat,鈥?rejoined her mother, who was not aware that she was a little deaf. � Chapter 18 鈥淭he Vicar of Bullhampton鈥? Kept in the Dark,..... 1882