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Examples of Matocton
Handsome and trim and affable, he defied chronology by looking ten years younger than he was known to be.
For at least a decade he had been invaluable to Lichfield matrons alike against the entertainment of an "out-of-town girl," the management of a cotillion and the prevention of unpleasant pauses among incongruous dinner companies.
To her he was "Olaf" from that day forth.
He was nettled, of course, by her forwardness-"Olaf," indeed!-yet he found it, somehow, difficult to bear this fact in mind continuously.
Coming so close upon the heels of his high hour, this contretemps of Agatha's having one of her "attacks," seemed more to Rudolph Musgrave than a man need rationally bear with equanimity.
Miss Agatha, from the head of the table, did very little talking, save occasionally to evince views of life that were both lachrymose and pugnacious.