it was of no use protesting, against mrs. cadwallader's way of putting things. but sir james's countenance changed a little. he felt a vague alarm.
"i do believe brooke is going to expose himself after all. i accused him of meaning to stand for middlemarch on the liberal side, and he looked silly and never denied it--talked about the independent line, and the usual nonsense."
"is that all?" said sir james, much relieved.
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