I waited five minutes, but getting no answer left him

“Come-are you coming?” I continued. “Theres a little cake for each of you, nearly enough; and youll need half-an-hours donning.”

Wish and learn to smooth away the surly wrinkles, to raise your lids frankly, and change the fiends to confident, innocent angels, suspecting and doubting nothing, and always seeing friends where they are not sure of foes

Catherine supped with her brother and sister-in-law: Joseph and I joined at an unsociable meal, seasoned with reproofs on one side and sauciness on the other. His cake and cheese remained on the table all night for the fairies. He managed to continue work till nine oclock, and then ber. Cathy sat up late, having a world of things to order for the reception of her new friends: she came into the kitchen once to speak to her old one; but he was gone, and she only stayed to ask what was the matter with him, and then went back. In the morning he rose early; and, as it was a holiday, carried his ill-humour on to the moors; not re-appearing till the family were departed for church. Fasting and reflection seemed to have brought him to a better spirit. He hung about me for a while, and having screwed up his courage, exclaimed abruptly-“Nelly, make me decent, Im going to be good.”

“High time, Heathcliff,” I said; “you have grieved Catherine: shes sorry she ever came home, I daresay! It looks as if you envied her, because she is more thought of than you.”

“Yes: you had the reason of going to bed with a proud heart and an empty stomach,” said I. “Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. But, if you be ashamed of your touchiness, you must ask pardon, mind, when she comes in. You must go up and offer to kiss her, and say-you know payday loans South Dakota best what to say; only do it heartily, and not as if you thought her converted into a stranger by her grand dress. And now, though I have dinner to get ready, Ill steal time to arrange you so that Edgar Linton shall look quite a doll beside you: and that he does. ”

“But, Nelly, if I knocked him down twenty times, that wouldnt make him less handsome or me more so. I wish I had light hair and a fair skin, and was dressed and behaved as well, and had a chance of being as rich as he will be!”

“And cried for mamma at every turn,” I added, “and trembled if a country lad heaved his fist against you, and sat at home all day for a shower of rain. Oh, Heathcliff, you are showing a poor spirit! Come to the glass, and Ill let you see what you should wish. Do you mark those two lines between your eyes; and those thick brows, that, instead of rising arched, sink in the middle; and that couple of black fiends, so deeply buried, who never open their windows boldly, but lurk glinting under them, like devils spies? Dont get the expression of a vicious cur that appears to know the kicks it gets are its desert, and yet hates all the world, as well as the kicker, for what it suffers.”

You are younger, and yet, Ill be bound, you are taller and twice as broad across the shoulders; you could knock him down in a twinkling; dont you feel that you could?

“In other words, I must wish for Edgar Lintons great blue eyes and even forehead,” he replied. “I do-and that wont help me to them.”