1 The luckless adventure made Earnshaw furious.
2 In the course of time Mr. Earnshaw began to fail.
3 Mrs. Earnshaw loved the music, and so they gave us plenty.
4 Young Earnshaw was altered considerably in the three years of his absence.
5 I threw a shawl over my head and ran to prevent them from waking Mr. Earnshaw by knocking.
6 Mr. Earnshaw carved bountiful platefuls, and the mistress made them merry with lively talk.
7 I uttered an expression of disgust, and pushed past him into the yard, running against Earnshaw in my haste.
8 As an instance, I remember Mr. Earnshaw once bought a couple of colts at the parish fair, and gave the lads each one.
9 This endurance made old Earnshaw furious, when he discovered his son persecuting the poor fatherless child, as he called him.
10 Well, the conclusion was, that my mistress grumbled herself calm; and Mr. Earnshaw told me to wash it, and give it clean things, and let it sleep with the children.
11 By his knack of sermonising and pious discoursing, he contrived to make a great impression on Mr. Earnshaw; and the more feeble the master became, the more influence he gained.
12 Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw watched anxiously their meeting; thinking it would enable them to judge, in some measure, what grounds they had for hoping to succeed in separating the two friends.
13 Mr. Earnshaw snatched up the culprit directly and conveyed him to his chamber; where, doubtless, he administered a rough remedy to cool the fit of passion, for he appeared red and breathless.
14 I refused to go without Cathy; he dragged me into the garden, pushed the lantern into my hand, assured me that Mr. Earnshaw should be informed of my behaviour, and, bidding me march directly, secured the door again.
15 Mrs. Earnshaw expected him by supper-time on the third evening, and she put the meal off hour after hour; there were no signs of his coming, however, and at last the children got tired of running down to the gate to look.
16 Now, Mr. Earnshaw did not understand jokes from his children: he had always been strict and grave with them; and Catherine, on her part, had no idea why her father should be crosser and less patient in his ailing condition than he was in his prime.
17 Heathcliff received no flogging, but he was told that the first word he spoke to Miss Catherine should ensure a dismissal; and Mrs. Earnshaw undertook to keep her sister-in-law in due restraint when she returned home; employing art, not force: with force she would have found it impossible.
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