In this situation Julian’s natural resource was in Francesco. He resolved to shew himself conformable and docile in the house of Borromeo; but he conceived that he had a right to choose his own companions when he was out of that house. Francesco was a familiar with whom Cloudesley had been pleased that he should associate; and, now that Julian resided in the gloomy abode of his temporary protector, he felt that a cheerful circle of friends was more than ever necessary to him.