lf from anything, and indeed gave herself no thought about it. She took what came, in a simple and quiet spirit, which was very apt to strike like a bee the right part of every flower; or that perhaps carried its own honey along. So she walked up and down with Mr. Stoutenburgh; and so she afterwards entered into the demands of a posse of her old and young friends who had not seen her for a good while.
Amidst a little group of these people, collected benignly around Faith, Dr. Harrison presently intruded himself. Now Dr. Harrison was a lion, and the smaller animals naturally fell off from him, which was precisely what he expected them to do. The doctor had the field soon clear.
"What have you been doing to yourself?" he said to Faith with the kindly, familiar manner which had grown up between them.
"Taking good care,"--she said, in smiling answer to his question.
"Who took the care? yourself?"
"I thought so."
"Why, Dr. Harrison?"
"Excuse me," said
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