"Oh, yes, I daresay I do," answered Miss Pemberton, who was thinking more about her ankle than of what Mr Lerew was saying to her; catching one of his words, she added, "but I don't accuse my brother-in-law of being irreligious; I assure you, he reads prayers every morning as the clock strikes half-past eight, and every evening at ten, with a chapter from the Old and New Testaments, with Ryle's expositions."
"Pray, what prayers does he use?" asked Mr Lerew, in a tone which showed that he considered the matter of great importance.
"He generally uses Bickersteth's prayers," answered Miss Pemberton.
"Sad! sad!" exclaimed Mr Lerew, in a tone of horror, "thus to neglect the