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with a low laugh; " and then you will be able to admire
the fruits of it to your dying day."
" Ah ! what golden visions you open up to me 1" cries
Patricia, with a little quaint dramatic gesture. " How
shall I thank you for your suggestion ! If this estimable
young man will only condescend to ask me, I shall go with
him to Manchester or Birmingham, or wherever his shoddy
palace doth exist, and help him to squander his cotton."
"Patricia !" exclaims Miss Heriot.
But Patricia only laughs, and patting her hand as an
adieu, rises to her feet, and pushing back the curtains,
ci'OBses the room to where Elinor Brown is sitting.