Henry chafed under this; but he commanded his temper, though with difficulty, and said, "Will you take a line to her from me?"
The Sister hesitated. "I don't know whether I ought," said she.
"Oh, then the old game of intercepting letters is to be played."
"Not by me: after prayer I shall be able to say Yes or No to your request. At present, being at a distance from my Superior, I must needs hesitate."
"Right and wrong must have made very little impression on your mind, if you don't know whether you ought to take a letter to a woman from a man who has just saved her life--or not."
The lady colored highly, courtesied, and retired without a word.
Little knew enough of human nature to see that the Sister would not pray against feminine spite; he had now a dangerous enemy in the house, and foresaw that Grace would be steadily worked on through her religious sentiments.
He went away, sick with disappointment, jealousy, and misgivings, hired a carriage, and drove at once to Raby Hall.
had come across his northerly camp and he feared that they
Another silence, and then his low voice reached back to
press down and in on her, smothering and squashing! It
Kelpie moved beside him and helped. “Follow me,” he
and was clear of the oily water, now, and upon a sort of
of course. “Get my things ready to ride,” he ordered