George was glad to have some one to talk to, but he was distressed by this narration of his landlady.
The landlady looked at him in a motherly way and shook her head.
Their landlady was not willing to be hard upon them, but what could a poor woman do, she said.
"Yes, I will;" for he could say that in the language in which the landlady spoke.
The landlady came too, and both looked Rico over from head to foot.
She would gladly recompense the landlady in any way she might think desirable.
He obeyed in silence, as usual, however, and went to the landlady.
The landlady was already in hysterics; the Vogt girls were pale but plucky.
For some reason unconscionably delaying, the landlady did not reappear.
As he raised his head from stooping to do so, he found the landlady beside him.