She gave some feeble signs of returning animation when they entered, and presently the faint transparency was presented in a sitting attitude.
’It used to be considered,’ said Mrs. Sparsit, ’that Miss Gradgrind was wanting in animation, but I confess she appears to me considerably and strikingly improved in that respect.
Separated from her staircase, all the week, by the length of iron road dividing Coketown from the country house, she yet maintained her cat-like observation of Louisa, through her husband, through her brother, through James Harthouse, through the outsides of letters and packets, through everything animate and inanimate that at any time went near the stairs.
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