After some very pleasant conversation, she told him she was keeping sentinel over Dr. Amboyne and his hobby.
"Saving idiotic ruffians' lives. Ha! ha! ha!"
Her merry laugh rang through the hall like a peal of bells.
Coventry stared, and then gave up trying to understand her and her eternal changes. He just set himself to please her, and he never found it easier than that afternoon.
Meantime Dr. Amboyne got Raby alone, and begged leave, in the first place, to premise that his (Raby's) nephew was a remarkable man. To prove it, he related Little's whole battle with the Hillsborough Trades; and then produced a report the young man had handed him that very day. It was actually in his pocket during the fight, mute protest against that barbarous act.
The Report was entitled--"LIFE, LABOR AND CAPITAL IN HILLSBOROUGH," and was divided into two parts.
Part 1 was entitled--"PECULIARITIES OF CUTLERY HURTFUL TO LIFE AND HEALTH."
And part 2 was entitled--"The REMEDIES TO THE ABOVE."