The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Henry wants to marry Miss Stapleton. How do Miss Stapleton and Mr Stapleton respond to his request?

Sir Henry wants to marry Miss Stapleton. How do Miss Stapleton and Mr Stapleton respond to his request?

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Mr. Stapleton was furious. Miss. Stapleton had no time to answer, as her brother stormed up and confronted Sir Henry. 

With that I offered in as many words to marry her, but before she could answer, down came this brother of hers, running at us with a face on him like a madman. He was just white with rage, and those light eyes of his were blazing with fury. What was I doing with the lady? How dared I offer her attentions which were distasteful to her? Did I think that because I was a baronet I could do what I liked? If he had not been her brother I should have known better how to answer him. As it was I told him that my feelings towards his sister were such as I was not ashamed of, and that I hoped that she might honour me by becoming my wife. That seemed to make the matter no better, so then I lost my temper too, and I answered him rather more hotly than I should perhaps, considering that she was standing by.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles