Vane Maxwell was in very good humour that night with himself and all the world.
No, Vane, indeed I won't, nor anyone else for ever and ever if you'll only forgive me this time.
Vane and I both agreed to acknowledge her and have her to live with us, but it was no use.
I suppose after what you've said it's no use asking you to have a nightcap, Vane?
There was a little pause, during which Vane looked hard at the spirit-case.
Vane, she says, was her mother's name, and a nice sort of person she seems to have been.
"Christian according to the Reverend Vane Maxwell," he said, with the suspicion of a sneer.
Vane could scarcely believe his eyes when he looked at the five figures.
As a matter of fact they had practically no cause for dispute with Vane.
The only guests at the marriage-feast were Dora, Ernshaw, and Vane.