Wives and Daughters ELIZABETH GASKELL CHAPTER 47-p1 Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | Wives and Daughters ELIZABETH GASKELL CHAPTER 47-p1 Scandal And Its Victims When Mr Gibson returned to Hollingford he found an accumulation of business waiting for him and he was much inclined to complain of the consequences of the two days comparative holiday which had resulted in over-work for the week to come. He had hardly time to speak to his family he had so immediately to rush off to pressing cases of illness. But Molly managed to arrest him in the hall standing there with his great coat held out ready for him to put on but whispering as she did so - Papa Mr Osborne Hamley was here to see you yesterday. He looks very ill and he s evidently frightened about himself. Mr Gibson faced about and looked at her for a moment but all he said was - I ll go and see him don t tell your mother where I m gone you ve not mentioned this to her I hope No said Molly for she had only told Mrs Gibson of Osborne s call not of the occasion for it. Don t say anything about it there s no need. Now I think of it I can t possibly go to-day - but I will go. Something in her father s manner disheartened Molly who had persuaded herself that Osborne s evident illness was partly nervous by which she meant imaginary. She had dwelt upon his looks of enjoyment at Miss Phoebe s perplexity and thought that no one really believing himself to be in danger could have given the merry glances which he had done but after seeing the seriousness of her father s face she recurred to the shock she had experienced on first seeing Osborne s changed appearance. All this time Mrs Gibson was busy reading a letter from Cynthia which Mr Gibson had brought from London for every opportunity of private conveyance was seized upon when postage was so high and Cynthia had forgotten so many things in her hurried packing that she now sent a list of the clothes which she required. Molly almost wondered that it had not come to her but she did not understand the sort of reserve that was springing up in Cynthia s mind .