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It was within a few steps of hisown door. – "You are going to call upon my wife, said he, she willbe very glad to see you." — Annedenied it. —"1 said —No — she really had not time,she was in her way home" — butwhile she spoke, the Adml .Admiral had steppedback & knocked at the door, calling out saying, "Yes, yes, do go in;She is all alone. go & in & restyourself." — Anne felt so little dis::posed at this time to be in for any company but that company of any sort, that it of her own thoughts, that she wasvexed her really sorry to be thus constrained —but she was now obliged to stop. "Since you are so very so kind, cried saidsaid she, I will just ask Mrs . Croft how she does, but I really cannotstay 5 minutes. — You are sureshe is quite alone." —The poſsibility of She had Capt . W.Wentworthhad occurred — and most in her thoughts at this moment; & was fearfully anxiouswas she to beaſsured — either that he was withinor that he was not; — but which, she could notmight have been a question. have told which herself. —"Oh! yes,quite alone — Nobody but by her Mantuamaker with her, & they have been shut up together this half hour, so it must be oversoon."


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