That letter will place it before you in Mr. Romayne’s own words.
For I will not place confidence in servants, and there are no guests here at present upon whose judgment I can rely concerning even a lesser matter than this which occupies all my thoughts.
He is a great man, and I believe a very good one, and the law and your father’s will have placed him in the position of a parent to you.
The use of the ordinary bludgeon or slung shot would be quite needless; a gentle tap on the head with a clay pipe or a toothpick will place the victim in the proper condition to be despoiled.
When he shall have placed the ring on her finger, your battle will have been won.
What the lip cannot utter, nor the looks reveal, these pages shall hold in sacred trust for you till the day when my father will place my hand in yours, with heart-felt approval.
Without that we will not place you in that position.
I am your slave and your servant, and I myself will place my own ear into your hand.
The proper medical officer will report officially on the case, and the law will place her under the necessary restraint.