Support the Monkey! Tell All your Friends and Teachers
comfort. He perceives his delicate constitution, and the necessity
of treating him tolerably. I’ll console Mr. Edgar by acquainting
him with the turn Heathcliff’s humour has taken.
Having no excuse for lingering longer, I slipped out, while
Linton was engaged in timidly rebuffing the advances of a friendly
sheep-dog. But he was too much on the alert to be cheated--as I
closed the door, I heard a cry, and a frantic repetition of the words:
“Don’t leave me! I’ll not stay here! I’ll not stay here!”
Then the latch was raised and fell--they did not suffer him to
come forth. I mounted Minny, and urged her to a trot; and so my
brief guardianship ended.