A young girl's sacrifice to save her stepmother's reputation and other gallant deeds are vividly and strikingly brought to the reader's mental vision by the pen of a real author.
and the woman clapped her hands and laughed.
"Then my case," she cried, "is going to lead to a huge practice and make a great position for you?"
Her eyes sparkled in a face eager as a girl's. Stephen would have modified her expectation, but she interrupted him.
"All the same, you needn't waste thanks," she said, "on that stodgy old Hidges with the funny wife. I was in some court one day, and saw you. I'm rather fond of hearing trials. I know--it was the Harlowe divorce case. You seemed to be a sort of understudy to the fat K.C.--Convgreve, isn't it?"
"I was one of his Juniors," replied Gambier; "the only one that never got a chance all through. So I don't quite see --"
"I saw, though," said Mrs. Lemesurier. "And it was what I saw, not anything I heard, that made me determined to have you for my little squabble. I took the liberty, there and then, of finding out your name. When the time came, I just insisted. However glad he may be now, Mr. Hidges was very cross then. So yo