3.以上人员，户籍学历不限，可长期兼职，工资一日一清d him,” added Rose, but Archie seemed quite satisfied and kissed the hand he held as if it had been that of a beloved princess while he said with all the pride Phebe seemed to have lost: “Think what she gives up for me fame and fortune and the admiration of many a better man. You don’t know what a splendid prospect21 she has of becoming one of the sweet singers who are loved and honored everywhere, and all this she puts away for my sake, content to sing for me alone, with no reward but love.”
“I am so glad to make a little sacrifice for a great happiness I never shall regret it or think my music lost if it makes home cheerful for my mate. Birds sing sweetest in their own nests, you know.” And Phebe bent toward him with a look and gesture which plainly showed how willingly she offered up all ambitious hopes upon the altar of a woman’s happy love.
Both seemed to forget that they were not alone, and in a moment they were, for a sudden impulse carried Rose to the door of her sanctum, as if the south wind which seemed to have set in was wafting22 this little ship also toward the Islands of the Blessed, where the others were safely anchored now.
The room was a blaze of sunshine and a bower23 of spring freshness and fragrance24, for here Rose had let her fancy have free play, and each garland, fern, and flower had its meaning. Mac seemed to have been reading this sweet language of symbols, to have guessed why Charlie’s little picture was framed in white roses, why pansies hung about his own, why Psyche25 was half hidden among feathery sprays of maidenhair, and a purple passion flower lay at Cupid’s feet. The last fancy evidently pleased him, for he was smiling over it, and humming to himself as if to beguile26 his patient waiting, the burden of the air Rose had so often sung to him:
“Bonny lassie, will ye gang, will ye gang To the birks of Aberfeldie?”
“Yes, Mac, anywhere!”
He had not heard her enter, and wheeling around, looked at her with a radiant face as he said, drawing a long breath, “At last! You were so busy over the dear man, I got no word. But I can wait I’m used to it.”