Mr. Layton was a respected citizen of the 22 town and foremost in its civic activities.
"And yet almost every good cook of France comes from that country," said Layton.
Mr. Churchill, however, urged that it should be done, and they were talking it over when Mrs. Layton entered the room.
Layton made no reply, but began to set the chessmen upon the board at random.
You have just said, 'What is Mr. Layton to me, or I to him?'
"I was telling her of Layton's being so ill," began he, in a whisper, to Mrs. Morris.
He believed all the clerks were safe; that is, honest; except Layton.
And he seized Layton's hand, and wrung it with an honest warmth that there was no mistaking.
"This is all nonsense and folly, sir," said Layton, angrily.
Layton shook his head in dissent, but could not repress a faint smile.