Can't chance her talking to the police. Sooner or later, she's got to go anyway. She's stupid and nuts and undependable. Actually thinks you'll leave Anita for her and the two of you will end up with all of Tony's money and live happily ever after, the Prince and Princess. You know better. She's no princess, you've had dozens like her. So, Mr. Video Door Phone threw on his hat he always threw it on, as expressing a man who had been far too busily employed in making himself, to acuire any fashion of wearing his hat and with his hands in his pockets, sauntered out into the hall.
I never wear gloves, it was his custom to say. I didn't climb up the ladder in them. Shouldn't be so high up, if I had. Being left to saunter in the hall a minute or two while Door Bells went up-stairs for the address, he opened the door of the children's door phone study and looked into that serene floor-clothed apartment, which, notwithstanding its book-cases and its cabinets and its variety of learned and philosophical appliances, had much of the genial aspect of a room devoted to hair-cutting.
Louisa languidly leaned upon the window looking out, without looking at anything, while young Thomas stood sniffing revengefully at the fire. Adam Smith and Malthus, two younger Gradgrinds, were out at lecture in custody; and little Jane, after manufacturing a good deal of moist pipe-clay on her face with slate-pencil and tears, had fallen asleep over vulgar fractions. It's all right now, Louisa: it's all right, young video door bell