Daguenet simply stood smoking a cigar with his hands behind his
back, so as not to compromise himself.
"It's true, dear," said Lucy, leaving the window open; "I promised
to make you come down. They're all calling us now."
Rose slowly and painfully left the chest.
"I'm coming down; I'm coming down," she whispered. "It's very
certain she no longer needs me. They're going to send in a Sister
And she turned round, searching for her hat and shawl. Mechanically