But he seemed to recollect himself presently, and smothered the storm in a brutal curse, muttered on my behalf: which, however, I took care not to notice.
I can recollect its chief incidents, as far as she had gone.
’That Heathcliff — you recollect him, sir — who used to live at Mr. Earnshaw’s.’
Scarcely were these words uttered when I recollected the association of Heathcliff’s with Catherine’s name in the book, which had completely slipped from my memory, till thus awakened.
’Oh, I’ll ask YOU, uncle,’ cried Miss Cathy, recollecting the housekeeper’s assertion.
There was a start and a troubled gleam of recollection, and a struggle to arrange her ideas.
But the moment he recollected himself enough to notice me watching, he thundered a command for me to go, and I obeyed.
I’ve persuaded my conscience that it was a duty to warn him how people talked regarding his ways; and then I’ve recollected his confirmed bad habits, and, hopeless of benefiting him, have flinched from re-entering the dismal house, doubting if I could bear to be taken at my word.
I can recollect yet how I loved him; and can dimly imagine that I could still be loving him, if — no, no!
That housekeeper left, if I recollect rightly, two years after he came; and another, whom I did not know, was her successor; she lives there still.
Nelly, you recollect meat his age — nay, some years younger.
I was vain of his commendations, and softened towards the being by whose means I earned them, and thus Hindley lost his last ally: still I couldn’t dote on Heathcliff, and I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy; who never, to my recollection, repaid his indulgence by any sign of gratitude.
Both the expressions flitting over her face, and the changes of her moods, began to alarm me terribly; and brought to my recollection her former illness, and the doctor’s injunction that she should not be crossed.
I thought as I lay there, with my head against that table leg, and my eyes dimly discerning the grey square of the window, that I was enclosed in the oak-panelled bed at home; and my heart ached with some great grief which, just waking, I could not recollect.
’You won’t go to-morrow, recollect, Miss!’
’You recollect the two days we agreed to spend in the place and way each thought pleasantest?
’Oh! it is Green,’ I said, recollecting myself — ’only Green,’ and I went on, intending to send somebody else to open it; but the knock was repeated: not loud, and still importunately.
I, like a fool, didn’t recollect that, till I heard her laughing and exclaiming — ’Ellen! you’ll have to fetch the key, or else I must run round to the porter’s lodge.
When I recollect how happy we were — how happy Catherine was before he came — I’m fit to curse the day."
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