There would be no pettings and caressings from her, that was quite certain.
Civilly, he would endure the pettings of these visiting outlanders.
He took the pettings seriously, and fretted over women not worth saddling a pony to call upon.
But just then, Miss Baby having had enough of Mrs. Prideaux' pettings, set up a shout.
He was restless, till he became a willing slave ...