Dr. Sloper had travelled but little, and he took the liberty of not believing everything this anecdotical idler narrated.
It does not enter into our scheme to narrate in detail Dr. Sloper’s proceedings in the eastern hemisphere.
On the Sunday after the conversation I have just narrated, this custom was not intermitted and on this occasion, towards the middle of the evening, Dr. Sloper found reason to withdraw to the library, with his brother-in-law, to talk over a matter of business.
He was at no great pains to narrate his travels or to communicate his impressions of distant lands to Mrs. Penniman, upon whom he contented himself with bestowing a memento of his enviable experience, in the shape of a velvet gown.
Even, however, had she been able to narrate to him the private history of his daughter’s unhappy love affair, it would have given her a certain comfort to leave him in ignorance; for Mrs. Almond was at this time not altogether in sympathy with her brother.
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She narrates the story with the wisdom of an older woman looking back on life.
She avoided eye contact as she narrated the story of how she ended up in prison.