"Very good of you, but, do you know, I prefer the others should speak for themselves."
The youth moved a pace or two nearer, and the scent of his honest heat afflicted Ashurst's nostrils.
"Twon't please yu when I've bashed yure head in!"
"Indeed! When would you like to begin that?"
Joe answered only with the loudness of his breathing, but his eyes looked like those of a young and angry bull. Then a sort of spasm seemed to convulse his face.
A rush of jealousy, of contempt, and anger with this thick, loud- breathing rustic got the better of Ashurst's self-possession; he jumped up, and pushed back his chair.
And as he said those simple words, he saw Megan in the doorway with a tiny brown spaniel puppy in her arms. She came up to him quickly:
"Its eyes are blue!" she said.