Cathy, catching a glimpse of her friend in his concealment, flew to embrace him; she bestowed seven or eight kisses on his cheek within the second, and then stopped, and drawing back, burst into a laugh, exclaiming, “Why, how very black and cross you look! and how-how funny and grim! But thats because Im used to Edgar and Isabella Linton. Well, Heathcliff, have you forgotten me?”
She had some reason to put the question, for shame and pride threw double gloom over his countenance, and kept him immovable.
“I shall not,” replied the boy, finding his tongue at last; “I shall not stand to be laughed at. I shall not bear it!”
“I did not mean to laugh at you,” she said; “I could not hinder myself: Heathcliff, shake hands at least! Continue reading Hindley, enjoying his discomfiture, and gratified to see what a forbidding young blackguard he would be compelled to present himself