Petty actions and dangerous knowledge
I should have taken my departure and put myself out of the way of hourly torture, but I did not do so wisely. I lingered about the place and did small things to spite the happy pair intruded on their tete-a-tetes. managed to force the society of some excellent and loquacious matron or some troublesome child upon them, looked daggers of contempt at him and forgot to pass the butter to her. At last a grand chance for annoying him occurred. He was a good rider and proud of his accomplishment, and he had a restive, nervous annual which he boasted no one could ride but himself. I had heard him declare himself perfect master of the creature, who had never given him serious trouble save once, when suddenly brought, into the presence of an artist, who was sketching under a. white umbrella. "That." said handsome Arnold, "was something Prince could not understand and it made him forget who held the bridle."