“I wonder whether Mr. Kenyon will be up,” he asked himself, as he rang the bell. “If he is, I suppose I 长沙桑拿洗浴休闲会所 must make up my mind for another volley. How different it was when my poor mother was alive!”
The door was opened by Maggie, the servant.
“Has Roland come home?” he asked.
“Yes, Mr. Oliver;
he is in bed by this time.”
“That’s good!” thought Oliver. “Is Mr. Kenyon up?”
“No, Mr. Oliver. Did you wish to see him?”
“Oh, no,” said Oliver, feeling relieved. “I only enquired out of curiosity. You’d better shut up the house, Maggie.”
“I was going to, Mr. Oliver.”
Oliver took his lamp and went up slowly to bed. His room was just opposite to Roland’s, which adjoined the apartment occupied by his father.
Remembering the scene of the previous 长沙桑拿会所 day, Oliver expected it would be renewed when he met his stepfather and Roland at breakfast in the morning. Such, also, was the expectation of Roland. He wanted Oliver to be humiliated, and 长沙桑拿网论坛社区fully anticipated that he would be.
What, then, was the surprise of the two boys when Mr. Kenyon displayed an unusually gracious manner at table!
CHAPTER VI. MR. KENYON’S CHANGE OF BASE.
“G OOD-MORNING, Oliver,” he said pleasantly, when our hero entered the room.
“Good-morning, sir,” returned Oliver in surprise.
“We missed you at supper last evening,” continued the step-father.
“Yes, sir; I took supper at Dr. Dudley’s,” explained Oliver, not quite certain whether this would be considered satisfactory.
“Dr. Dudley is a very worthy man,” said Mr. Kenyon. “His son is about your age, is he not?”
“He has a daughter, also—rather a pretty girl.”
“I believe Roland thinks so,” said Oliver, glancing at his step-brother.
“Roland has taste, then,” said Mr. Kenyon. “You two boys mustn’t quarrel about the young lady.”
长沙桑拿休闲论坛 “I shan’t quarrel,” said Roland stiffly. “There are plenty other girls in this world.”