"Certainly; your name is popular, and does honor to thetitle they have adorned it with; but you are too intelligentnot to know that according to a prejudice, too firmly rootedto be exterminated, a nobility which dates back fivecenturies is worth more than one that can only reckon twentyyears."
"Shall I call him?"
As soon as the maid-servant had shut the door, I told her to inform her master that I wanted to say a word to him in private. She showed me into the parlor behind the shop, and there was Mr. Yatman all alone, reading the newspaper.
"Well, have you tied the knot?" inquired the grave-digger,who was looking on.
I soon satisfied his curiosity, and the next day we went together to the Ivory Hill, and he was overjoyed to find that I had told him nothing but the truth. When we had loaded our elephant with as many tusks as it could carry and were on our way back to the city, he said:
He liked D. John of Austria and the Prince of Parma to be always at his side, and when, from exhaustion, he could not talk to them, he took their hands and fondled them.