It may be that they had an inkling of the sentiments in which she had been brought up, for none of them manifested a very lively desire for her company; indeed, the question threatened to remain unsolved till Mrs. Peniston with a sigh announced: "I’ll try her for a year."
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he had no inkling what was about to happen
Can you give me an inkling of how much this will cost?