The Eagle Cliff
"My dear fellow," cried Mabberly, laughing, "excuse me, don't imagine me indifferent to the sufferings of the poor old thing; but do you really suppose that one who was tough enough, after such a collision, to sit up at all, with or without the support of the railings, and give way to indignant abuse--"
"Not abuse, Bob, indignant looks and sentiments; she was too thorough a lady to think of abuse--"
"Well, well; call it what you please; but you may depend upon it that she is not much hurt, and you will hear nothing more about the matter."
"That's it! That's the very thing that I dread," returned Barret, anxiously. "To go through life with the possibility that I may be an uncondemned and unhung murderer is terrible to think of. Then I can't get over the meanness of my running away so suddenly. If any one had said I was