Maitland returned from Europe and told her mother about finding Roland.
Now, the death of Richard Shields affected Maitland's purposes both favorably and unfavorably.
Has Lady Maitland not been in the habit of employing you, then, Geordie?
Not, indeed, that the squirearchy then present were at all disposed to regret Maitland's absence.
"Come along with me, Maitland," said Mark, hurrying his friend away.
The father, so he declared, had spoken to him often and anxiously about Margaret, and with dislike and distrust about Maitland.
"I have no curiosity in the matter," said Maitland, languidly.
An insolent toss of the head, as he threw away his cigar, was all Maitland's answer.
"There was that, and something more," said Maitland, thoughtfully.
A very significant smile from Maitland seemed to say that he recognized and enjoyed her generous advocacy of her friend.