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Her faithful servitress was Anna, an ancient person of Polish nativity, bad teeth, and a cunning hand at cookery.
It was this servitress who opened the door for Sheridan and presently assured him that Miss Vertrees would "be down."
Alas! poor adoring servitress, she received a share unto herself that very evening, for her young mistress, usually as amiable as a fair summer sky, fidgetted, grumbled, found nothing well done, and was never two minutes in the same mind.
The Cripple an object of some interest as well as of distrust amongst them, and this sentiment was heightened into one approaching to vulgar awe, by the reputation of the person who had always been somewhat in his confidence, and now attended him as his servitress and only domestic.
"I had my dream of the brigantine two nights ago," replied the servitress; "and of the greedy kite that calls himself her master; - the shot must be his."
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