He opens his conversation by thanking Himes for “taking the lead” on the Wall Street deregulation bills.
Himes, appropriately enough, walks away from the fake lobbyist without saying a word.
So he attended the wedding in the village church dressed in the suit of clothes which had belonged to the late Mr. Himes.
But Mr. Rooper had no intention of courting Mrs. Himes for a month.
"Good evenin' yourself," returned Himes with unusual cordiality.
Stoddard stared down on Gideon Himes, and Himes stared at his own feet.
She came through the door and passed the new Mrs. Himes on the porch.
Mrs. Himes was of moderate height, pleasant countenance, and a figure inclined to plumpness.
Johnnie went past her mother, who appeared to be dozing, and into the dining room, where Himes was.
Doctor Wicker had just made a proposal of marriage to Mrs. Himes, and at that moment they were both sitting in silence.