ansom driving about, pausing here and there to ask of policemen, pedestrians, and others for “The Laurels.”
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A laburnum had pushed its way through the limes, and a peony, as large almost as a cabbage, had laid its head on the avenue-way, presenting a walk-over-me-I-don’t-care appearance, quite in accordance with the 杭州油压会所推荐 general aspect of things.
The hansom drew up at the door and the traveller from Southampton Row flung away his cigar end, alighted, and ran up the three steps leading to the porch. He rang the bell, and then stood wondering at the luxuriance 杭州按摩保健 of the wisteria that overspread the porch, and contemplating the hind hocks of the cab-horse which had been fired.
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So he rang and waited, and rang again.
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“What do you
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“Does Mr George Lambert live here?”
“He does, but he’s from home.”
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“Is Miss Lambert in?”
“Then give her my card, please. I would like to speak to her.”
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