3：上班时间：晚上8一11点30，兼职或全职，有无经验均可。ar little mistress! How does she behave?” asked Phebe, longing24 for news, but too grateful to ask at headquarters, remembering how generously Rose had tried to help her, even by silence, the greatest sacrifice a woman can make at such interesting periods.
“Very sweet and shy and charming. I try not to watch but upon my word I cannot help it sometimes, she is so ‘cunning,’ as you girls say. When I carry her a letter from Mac she tries so hard not to show how glad she is that I want to laugh and tell her I know all about it. But I look as sober as a judge and as stupid as an owl25 by daylight, and she enjoys her letters in peace and thinks I’m so absorbed in my own passion that I’m blind to hers.”
“But why did Mac come away? He says lectures brought him, and he goes, but I am sure something else is in his mind, he looks so happy at times. I don’t see him very often, but when I do I’m conscious that he isn’t the Mac I left a year ago,” said Phebe, leading Archie away, for inexorable propriety26 forbade a longer stay, even if prudence27 and duty had not given her a reminding nudge, as it was very cold, and afternoon church came in an hour.
“Well, you see Mac was always peculiar28, and he cannot even grow up like other fellows. I don’t understand him yet, and am sure he’s got some plan in his head that no one suspects, unless it is Uncle Alec. Love makes us all cut queer capers29, and I’ve an idea that the Don will distinguish himself in some uncommon30 way. So be prepared to applaud whatever it is. We owe him that, you know.”
“Indeed we do! If Rose ever speaks of him to you, tell her I shall see that he comes to no harm, and she must do the same for my Archie.”
That unusual demonstration31 of tenderness from reserved Phebe very naturally turned the conversation into a more personal channel, and Archie devoted32 himself to building castles in the air so successfully that they passed the material mansion33 without either being aware of it.