It was plump, one afternoon, in the middle of my very hour: the children were tucked away, and I had come out for my stroll. In this life our sorrows are either not very long or not very great because nature either overcomes them by habits or puts an end to them by sinking under their weight. " "Which was--?" "That she should never trouble him--but never, never: neither appeal nor complain nor write about anything; only meet all questions herself, receive all moneys from his solicitor, take the whole thing over and let him alone. "My uncle must come down, and you must completely settle things.