Fred’s mind, on the other hand, was busy with an anxiety which even his ready hopefulness could not immediately quell.
The small bequests came first, and even the recollection that there was another will and that poor Peter might have thought better of it, could not quell the rising disgust and indignation.
There had been no clashing of temper between Dorothea and her husband since that little explosion in Rome, which had left such strong traces in her mind that it had been easier ever since to quell emotion than to incur the consequence of venting it.
...that man for whose sake it seemed as if she must quell every impulse in her except the yearnings of faithfulness and compassion.
But no feeling could quell Fred’s alarm.
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