鈥淪acr茅 animal!鈥?repeated Bigourdin, attacking his soup. 鈥淚 wonder why I keep him.鈥? 鈥淥h, that鈥檚 the kindest thing of all you have done for me,鈥?he exclaimed. 鈥淚 thought all 鈥?all middle-aged people liked my father and mother.鈥? If you please, madam, answered Algernon, with a bright, amused smile and an easy bow, "but I should like to know鈥攊f it be not indiscreet鈥攐n what special subject? I am, indeed, to be congratulated on finding myself here. But, then, you are hardly likely to be the person to do it." Come back! Where has he been? asked Algernon, carelessly. Thus announced Corinna with lighter fancy. But Martin, serious exponent of truth, explained that the monks, in the desolate times when their Abbey was rebuilding had hewn out these abodes for cells and had dwelt in them many many years; and to prove it, having conferred, before her descent to breakfast, with the excellent Monsieur Bigourdin, he led her to a neighbouring cave, called in the district, Les Grottes鈥擧ence the name of Bigourdin鈥檚 hotel鈥攚hich the good monks, their pious aspiration far exceeding their powers of artistic execution, had adorned with grotesque and primitive carvings in bas-relief, representing the Last Judgment and the Crucifixion. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 think Chartres would remind you of one of them,鈥?said Martin. 鈥淚鈥檝e dreamed of Chartres ever since I read 鈥楲a Cath茅drale鈥?by Huysmans.鈥? 天天看高清影视在线 Some faculties of her mind seemed curiously numb. But the active part of it accepted the truth of what had been said, unhesitatingly. Very, indeed, said Minnie, who had been specially appealed to. I said it would let the reader see for himself how things were going in half the time that it would take me to explain them to him. Don't light that lamp! or, stay; yes, you may light it. Put the shade over it, and place it behind me. Draw the curtains across the window. Take care that my message is given to Mr. Errington directly he comes home. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 all,鈥?he said at last, wiping a streaming brow.