“Thorpe told her it would be in vain to go after the Tilneys; they were turning the corner into Brock Street, when he had overtaken them, and were at home by this time.
«Then I will go after them,» said Catherine; «wherever they are I will go after them. It does not signify talking. If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I never will be tricked into it.»
And with these words she broke away and hurried off. Thorpe would have darted after her, but Morland withheld him. «Let her go, let her go, if she will go.»
«She is as obstinate as—» Thorpe never finished the simile, for it could hardly have been a proper one.”