James sent his sister to Bath to intercede with Mrs. Craigie.
Honest Captain Craigie looked a little dubious when he was consulted.
To the venerable magistrate Mrs. Craigie promised her daughter in marriage.
In her astonishment and annoyance, Mrs. Craigie took to her bed.
The owner of the Craigie House was a good neighbor, approachable and deferential.
He talked to some effect, but not at all in the fashion Mrs. Craigie had intended.
She admits that her reception was cold, and that Mrs. Craigie pressed her to return to Europe.
It was not until they were gone that Mrs. Craigie discovered what had happened.
Mrs. Craigie put on mourning as though her child was dead, and sent out to her friends the customary notifications.
You can put away these most sensible frocks for your next visit to Craigie Muir.