PART ONE: MONDAY CHAPTER I SECRET PAPER-WORK
'You're the new boy?' he said. 'Yes, sir,' I said.
'The subsistence of my family, ma'am,' returned Mr. Micawber, 'trembles in the balance. My employer -'
'The chief evil of their presence in the house,' said Agnes, 'is that I cannot be as near papa as I could wish - Uriah Heep being so much between us - and cannot watch over him, if that is not too bold a thing to say, as closely as I would. But if any fraud or treachery is practising against him, I hope that simple love and truth will be strong in the end. I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.'
She was sitting, half naked, astride a chair in front of the dressing-table, gazing across the back of the chair into the triple mirror. Her bare arms were folded along the tall back of the chair and her chin was resting on her arms. Her spine was arched, and there was arrogance in the set of her head and shoulders. The black string of her brassiere across the naked back, the tight black lace pants and the splay of her legs whipped at Bond's senses.
The Pleasures of th' Exchange, Plays, Park, and Mall,