’Dear me,’ said the gentleman, in the bottle-green coat, hastily rising with great politeness, ’I beg your pardon, young lady—I imagined it was some importunate person who—I beg you will excuse me.
Their appearance was not calculated to attract the importunate regards of such of London’s destitute population, as chanced to take their way over the bridge that night in search of some cold arch or doorless hovel wherein to lay their heads; they stood there in silence: neither speaking nor spoken to, by any one who passed.
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She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.