Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Frank Rigld had never been the favoured suitor, t at least so far as anything definite was concerned; but he had always been welcome at the little house on Commonwealth Street, and amongst the neighbours his name and that of Florence Fenacre were coupled as a matter of course and every old lady within a radius of three miles regarded the match as good as settled. It was t Frank's fault that it was t, for he was deeply in love with the widow's daughter and looked forward to such an end to their acquaintance as the very dearest thing fate could give him. But in these affairs it is necessary to carry the lady with you - and the lady, though she had never said , had t yet been prevailed upon to say yes. In fact she preferred to leave the matter as it was, and boldly forestalling a set proposal, had managed to convey to Frank Rigld that it was her wish he should t make one. Let us be good friends, she would say, and as for anything else, Frank, there's plenty of time to consider that by and by. Isn't it eugh already that we like each other?