Meaning: English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
Meaning: Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)
"What is the matter?" asked Owen.
"And who went after you got back?" asked Owen, who was listening with the deepest interest.
Presently he was struck by the fact that Owen Leath and the girl were silent also; and this gave a new turn to his thoughts.
Owen, like Sophy Viner, had the kind of face which seems less the stage on which emotions move than the very stuff they work in.
"Then perhaps you would like to undertake the mission, Mr. Owen," said the Deputation briskly; for the reflection stung him, unintentional as it was.
The following remarks of Professor Owen, in respect to Australia are very suggestive:--"All the marsupial animals--and it is one of their curious peculiarities--are nocturnal.
Perhaps no one less familiar with her face than Darrow would have discerned the tension of the smile she transferred from himself to Owen Leath, or have remarked that her eyes had hardened from misty grey to a shining darkness.
Owen was still in the same state of moody abstraction as when Darrow had left him at the piano; and even Anna's face, to her friend's vigilant eye, revealed not, perhaps, a personal preoccupation, but a vague sense of impending disturbance.
Darrow's first idea was that Owen, if he suspected that the conversation was not the result of an accidental encounter, might wonder at his step-mother's suitor being engaged, at such an hour, in private talk with her little girl's governess.