鈥淗e is very proud of Brant?me,鈥?said Martin. Anyone who had had experience of drunken people would have seen at a glance what the matter was, but my hero knew nothing about them 鈥?nothing, that is to say, about the drunkenness of the habitual drunkard, which shows itself very differently from that of one who gets drunk only once in a way. The idea that his wife could drink had never even crossed his mind, indeed she always made a fuss about taking more than a very little beer, and never touched spirits. He did not know much more about hysterics than he did about drunkenness, but he had always heard that women who were about to become mothers were liable to be easily upset and were often rather flighty, so he was not greatly surprised, and thought he had settled the matter by registering the discovery that being about to become a father has its troublesome as well as its pleasant side. 优博时时彩论坛 鈥淚 am sorry to say anything to vex you, ma tante,鈥?replied F茅lise valiantly; 鈥渂ut you have not the power.鈥? In the course of the afternoon the furniture arrived at Ernest鈥檚 new abode. In the first floor we placed the piano, table, pictures, bookshelves, a couple of armchairs, and all the little household gods which he had brought from Cambridge. The back room was furnished exactly as his bedroom at Ashpit Place had been 鈥?new things being got for the bridal apartment downstairs. These two first-floor rooms I insisted on retaining as my own, but Ernest was to use them whenever he pleased; he was never to sublet even the bedroom, but was to keep it for himself in case his wife should be ill at any time, or in case he might be ill himself. This, however, did not bar their right to feeling aggrieved now that neither they nor Ernest had taken anything at all, and they could profess disappointment on their boy鈥檚 behalf which they would have been too proud to admit upon their own. In fact, it was only amiable of them to be disappointed under these circumstances. 鈥淎nd so do I,鈥?said Corinna. 鈥淚鈥檒l think of it,鈥?smiled Martin. He hesitated a moment.