Mr Hodges wondered if Miliband would ‘stand by’ this statement.
“I think the great question about a show like this is how we would be behave,” said Hodges.
Plutina wondered at that, for Hodges was not often sober, and excess of liquor was an accustomed part in all his pleasures.
The old man had a reputation almost as notorious as that of Hodges himself.
And in the rear of these two, as if eager for their departure, was Hodges, chief of construction.
Hodges shook his head in dissent, and, by a gesture, bade her come to him.
For an instant she hoped that it was Mrs. Hodges or her husband who had come home.
Not for an instant did the old man doubt that Hodges had done the deed.
The Hodges home was in a lonely place, the nearest neighbours being Negroes, nearly half a mile distant.
Hodges chuckled, well content over the impression he had made.