Could you please tell me the meaning of the highlighted sentences? They are from the famous novel, Wuthering Heights, by Emile Bronte.
I approached, and attempting to take his chubby fist, said:
“How do you do, my dear?”
He replied in a jargon I did not comprehend.
“Shall you and I be friends, Hereton?” was my next essay at conversation.
An oath, and a threat to set Throttler(the dog) on me if I did not “frame of” rewarded my perseverance.
Q1- Why comma after oath?What was the oath?
Q2- Why frame off in inverted commas and what does it mean here?
Thanks in advance