`You wish to come in here?'


`You still bear in mind what it means?'

`Yes. It is my duty!'

Placing the candlestick on the chest of drawers he led her through the doorway, and lifting her bodily, kissed her. A quick look of aversion passed over her face, but clenching her teeth she uttered no cry.

Mrs. Edlin had by this time undressed, and was about to get into bed when she said to herself: `Ah - perhaps I'd better go and see if the little thing is all right. How it do blow and rain!'

The widow went out on the landing, and saw that Sue had disappeared. `Ah! Poor soul! Weddings be funerals 'a b'lieve nowadays. Fifty-five years ago, come Fall, since my man and I married! Times have changed since then!'

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