The traveller in the south must often haveremarked that peculiar air of refinement, that softness of voice and manner,which seems in many cases to be a particular gift to the quotation and mulattowomen.
"George, I'm ashamed of you! George, Icouldn't have believed you would have done it! I always knew you to be arolling stone that gathered no moss; but I never thought you would have takenaway what little moss there was for Bagnet and the children to lie upon,"said Mrs. Bagnet.
It is quite useless to ask whetherVanderbilt was criminally prosecuted or civilly sued by the Government. Notonly was he unmolested, but two years later, he carried on another huge swindleupon the Government under peculiary heinous conditions.