Wives and Daughters ELIZABETH GASKELL CHAPTER 48-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 48-p1 An Innocent Culprit With his head bent down - as if he were facing some keen-blowing wind - and yet there was not a breath of air stirring - Mr Gibson went swiftly to his own home. He rang at the door-bell an unusual proceeding on his part. Maria opened the door. Go and tell Miss Molly she is wanted in the dining-room. Don t say who it is that wants her. There was something in Mr Gibson s manner that made Maria obey him to the letter in spite of Molly s surprised question - Wants me Who is it Maria Mr Gibson went into the dining-room and shut the door for an instant s solitude. He went up to the chimney-piece took hold of it and laid his head on his hands and tried to still the beating of his heart. The door opened. He knew that Molly stood there before he heard her tone of astonishment. Papa Hush said he turning round sharply. Shut the door. Come here. She came to him wondering what was amiss. Her thoughts went to the Hamleys immediately. Is it Osborne she asked breathless. If Mr Gibson had not been too much agitated to judge calmly he might have deduced comfort from these three words. But instead of allowing himself to seek for comfort from collateral evidence he said - Molly what is this I hear That you have been keeping up a clandestine intercourse with Mr Preston - meeting him in out-of-the-way places exchanging letters with him in a stealthy way. Though he had professed to disbelieve all this and did disbelieve it at the bottom of his soul his voice was hard and stern his face was white and grim and his eyes fixed Molly s with the terrible keenness of their research. Molly trembled all over but she did not attempt to evade his penetration. If she was silent for a moment it was because she was rapidly reviewing her relation with regard to Cynthia in this matter. It was but a moment s pause of silence but it seemed long minutes to one who was craving for a burst of indignant denial. He had taken hold of her .