My father made no reproach in his letters and only took notice of my silence by inquiring into my occupations more particularly than before.
Soon after this he inquired if I thought that the breaking up of the ice had destroyed the other sledge.
The ambition of the inquirer seemed to limit itself to the annihilation of those visions on which my interest in science was chiefly founded.
I tried to calm Ernest; I enquired more minutely concerning my father, and her I named my cousin.
She returned to the house about eight o’clock, and when one inquired where she had passed the night, she replied that she had been looking for the child and demanded earnestly if anything had been heard concerning him.
Presently Ernest came, and enquired if we had seen his brother; he said, that he had been playing with him, that William had run away to hide himself, and that he vainly sought for him, and afterwards waited for a long time, but that he did not return.
I inquired the way to the inn, but no one replied.
I inquired of the inhabitants concerning the fiend and gained accurate information.
"It was on one of these days, when my cottagers periodically rested from labour—the old man played on his guitar, and the children listened to him—that I observed the countenance of Felix was melancholy beyond expression; he sighed frequently, and once his father paused in his music, and I conjectured by his manner that he inquired the cause of his son’s sorrow.
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