CHAPTER XX SANDY TURNS OVER A NEW LEAF 淗uh!攗h攐h!? 淣othing,?Dick said dejectedly. 淲e ought not to have left that thing unguarded.? 22 女人天堂|天堂在线|男人的天堂|亚洲天堂|人人在线 Climbing onto the amphibian and dressing, he considered that matter without arriving at any workable solution. Most of the faces had the austerity of aspect common to old portraits, as if time had delighted to bring into clearer view the hard, stern traits of character which the painter had dared but faintly to delineate, and had even then done his best to cover up with pleasant coloring, and a final coat of lustrous varnish. Nowhere was this effect more striking than in the portrait of Sir Harry Bergan, earliest emigrant of the name, and father of the American line. The younger son of a noble English house, he had early fallen under the displeasure of a stern father, by reason of careless and spendthrift habits; and had finally been banished, in disgrace, to a small continental town, upon an allowance barely sufficient to keep body and soul together. Under this severe discipline,攕marting, too, with a rankling sense of injustice in the treatment that he had received,攈is character underwent a complete transformation. His carelessness and extravagance, as well as the generosity and frankness of which they had been the rank, ill-trained outgrowth, fell from him like worn-out garments; he became bitter, morose, and dogged. 淚檒l have to swim over again and see.?Larry stripped and made the short water journey.