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" No, my love," replied he ; " I hope you will not interrupt me by speaking or asking questions."
Lewis gave his cousin a look, which plainly said, thank you, Helen ; and going up to his father, he exclaimed, " Dear papa ! I am convinced that I was wrong—very wrong. I might have known that I should have been one of the first to complain, if things were as I seemed to wish them to be : and, papa, you need not tell me of how much use the rain is to us, and the wind too, which sends vessels from one port to another, and turns the sails of mills, and does a great deal more beside, I dare say. But now, papa, if you really do not want to read, may I ask you what it was