This was Zillah, the stout housewife; who at length issued forth to inquire into the nature of the uproar.
On my inquiring the subject of his thoughts, he answered gravely — ’I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back.
I ventured to inquire; ’the doctor says she’s — ’
’Did she say she was grieved?’ he inquired, looking very serious.
I inquired, less sulkily.
She quitted the apartment; Mr. Edgar inquired, carelessly, who it was.
The latter had never been under-drawn: its entire anatomy lay bare to an inquiring eye, except where a frame of wood laden with oatcakes and clusters of legs of beef, mutton, and ham, concealed it.
The lattice was open, and, as he stepped out, I heard Cathy inquiring of her unsociable attendant what was that inscription over the door?
Mr. Linton, on his part, spent his time in the library, and did not inquire concerning his wife’s occupations.
Mr. Linton was a magistrate, and though he had fifty wives dead, he should inquire into this.
I inquired, still preserving my external composure, in spite of her ghastly countenance and strange, exaggerated manner.
’Don’t YOU see that face?’ she inquired, gazing earnestly at the mirror.
’Are we to try any measures for overtaking and bringing her back,’ I inquired.
I inquired whether I might call the maid, and be conducted to a bedroom!
Mr. Heathcliff, meeting me one day in the village, inquired where she lived.
My master inquired what was the matter.
’And what are you?’ inquired Catherine, gazing curiously on the speaker.
The master tried to explain the matter; but he was really half dead with fatigue, and all that I could make out, amongst her scolding, was a tale of his seeing it starving, and houseless, and as good as dumb, in the streets of Liverpool, where he picked it up and inquired for its owner.
’Is Wuthering Heights as pleasant a place as Thrushcross Grange?’ he inquired, turning to take a last glance into the valley, whence a light mist mounted and formed a fleecy cloud on the skirts of the blue.
I rang the bell, and committed it to a servant’s care; and then I inquired what had urged her to escape from Wuthering Heights in such an unlikely plight, and where she meant to go, as she refused remaining with us.
Besides, I reminded him that the child Hareton was his wife’s nephew, and, in the absence of nearer kin, he ought to act as its guardian; and he ought to and must inquire how the property was left, and look over the concerns of his brother-inlaw.
This promise poorly pacified her; but time was more potent; and though still at intervals she inquired of her father when Linton would return, before she did see him again his features had waxed so dim in her memory that she did not recognise him.
I inquired, after waiting ten minutes.
She soon heard me: she was milking the cows in a shed behind the barn, and hurrying from her work, she inquired what there was to do?
I inquired, perceiving that the wretched creature had no power to sympathize with his cousin’s mental tortures.
Cathy stole to his room to inquire how he was; he had fallen asleep.
’How do you contrive to live here without them? if I may take the liberty to inquire.
I inquired of the woman.
Having rested awhile, I directed my servant to inquire the way to the village; and, with great fatigue to our beasts, we managed the distance in some three hours.
’How?’ he inquired.
I thought her conduct odd; and having remained alone a long while, I resolved on going and inquiring whether she were better, and asking her to come and lie on the sofa, instead of up-stairs in the dark.
You inquire after my health — it is better; but while I remain cut off from all hope, and doomed to solitude, or the society of those who never did and never will like me, how can I be cheerful and well?’
It was not the case, in reality, I am aware; but it was, in my imagination, that dismal night; and I thought Heathcliff himself less guilty than I. At seven o’clock he came, and inquired if Miss Linton had risen.
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