'Remain quietly here, until such a document is drawn up, andproceed with me to such a place as I may deem most advisable, forthe purpose of attesting it?'。， 'You have some papers,' said Mr. Brownlow advancing, 'which wereplaced in your hands, for better security, by a man calledMonks.'
He crossed over, and glanced up at the window, to be sure thatnothing was visible from the outside. There was the curtainstill drawn, which she would have opened to admit the light shenever saw again. It lay nearly under there. HE knew that. God,how the sun poured down upon the very spot!。， 'What's this to me?' asked Monks.
This was an antic fellow, half pedlar and half mountebank, whotravelled about the country on foot to vend hones, stops, razors,washballs, harness-paste, medicine for dogs and horses, cheapperfumery, cosmetics, and such-like wares, which he carried in acase slung to his back. His entrance was the signal for varioushomely jokes with the countrymen, which slackened not until hehad made his supper, and opened his box of treasures, when heingeniously contrived to unite business with amusement.。， The man whistled again and again, and sat down and waited in theexpectation that he would return. But no dog appeared, and atlength he resumed his journey.
。， 'You have borne more, and have been, through all, the best andgentlest creature that ever shed happiness on every one sheknew,' said Mrs. Maylie, embracing her tenderly. 'Come, come, mylove, remember who this is who waits to clasp you in his arms,poor child! See here--look, look, my dear!'
At length there was a cry of silence, and a breathless look fromall towards the door. The jury returned, and passed him close.He could glean nothing from their faces; they might as well havebeen of stone. Perfect stillness ensued--not a rustle--not abreath--Guilty.。，
He laid his hand upon a chair which stood in the middle of theroom, but shuddering as he was about to drop into it, and seemingto glance over his shoulder, dragged it back close to thewall--as close as it would go--and ground it against it--and satdown.。，