"I am beginning to think he has everything to do with me," answered her cousin quietly.
"Certainly not," Gifford answered promptly. "
"He is my all," she answered simply.
"Well, sir," answered Rogers, slowly, "I guess I oughtn't to have said that; but finding the door open that way, and then coming on Mr. Vantine sort of upset me--I didn't know just what I was saying."
But the Boy answered quickly that they could not afford the time.
"It is true," answered Unookuk gravely, for the first time a little impressed, for this news was not yet common property.
"Well," answered the other calmly, "I thought it would save me a lot of bother if I showed you fellows at once that I wasn't a muff.
"Under forty, certainly," Gifford answered.
His lip curled, and for a minute he hesitated; then something in my aspect or the straight-forward look I gave him, softened him and he answered frankly, if coldly: "Word has gone there, of course, but only the servants are affected by it so far.
"None at all, I am sorry to say," Kelson answered readily. "
"I fear it is a malady of the mind," she answered immediately, "but it is of so vivid and so startling a character, that unless relief is soon obtained, the body must give way under the strain.
"A nailer," Gifford answered shortly.
"It has not occurred to me to look beyond what seems the obvious explanation of suicide," Morriston answered frankly.
"I'm sure I don't know," answered Jack sadly, and so the meeting terminated.
"I think it is because Doctor Randolph is not content to float, Louis," Evadne answered gently. "
"We do," Dave answered, "as soon as we can find any use for the accomplishment.
"It is impossible for me to come to the Grange except as a medical man," I answered, firmly. "
And fine answering an't much better.
No one certainly," he answered coolly, "from whom he might apprehend danger to his life."
"Of course, of course I will," he answered with eager gladness. "
"Lieutenant Allen, of the Forty-Fourth," I answered as carelessly as I could.
And she answered softly, with a new light shining in her lovely eyes,--"Jesus Christ."
"Too excited to be nervous," I answered, briefly. "
"Yes," answered Tonnison, thoughtfully. "
"Fully," I answered, as I arose from my chair.
But if I did not feel well assured that they are capable of being easily and satisfactorily answered; that they have been answered over and over again; and that the time will come when men of liberal education will blush to raise such questions--I should be ashamed of my position here to-night.
Madame answered all her questions in so far as she understood them; and gradually the young lady remembered how the misadventure came about, and was glad to hear that no one in, or in attendance on, the carriage was hurt; and on learning that her mamma had left her here, till her return in about three months, she wept.
"All right," answered the dux; "come on outside.
"Not anywhere, exactly," he answered, "although Patsy has offered me a home and I've been sleeping on a sofa in her living-room, the past week."
"Yes, that will do," Gifford answered curtly when he had read the few lines.
He inquired if I had been troubled with the yelping of that senseless cur, and I answered truly that I had not, that I had slept soundly, and woke with a softened pulse and a cooled brain.
'Don't talk nonsense, Paul,' she answered sharply. '
"The Doyles," answered the Major, very seriously, "are one of the greatest and most aristocratic families in all Ireland, which is the most aristocratic country in the world.
"No," I answered instantly; "so far as I know, he had not an enemy on earth."
answered Paul eagerly.
The little Pilgrim was very much astonished to see this, and turned to the painter, who answered her directly, though she had not spoken. "
"Not yet," she answered, cheerfully. "
Lister was able to answer satisfactorily, and another talked to him about the obstacles encountered when one excavated treacherous gravel and built a bank to stand angry floods.
"It is only the heat," he answered lightly. "
"Oh, nowhere particular," Gifford answered rather evasively. "
answered Diggory boldly; "let me go."
"Yes," answered West, sternly; "and what have you to say about Arthur Pym?"
'You know quite enough, believe me,' he answered earnestly. '
Indeed, the experiment of taking impressions from it in printing-ink has been tried, and found to answer perfectly.
"'There is a room up there,' I answered, as steadily as my indignation would let me, and unheeding the idea of compromising myself I went up the dark staircase in front of him.
Yet I must preserve my self-possession and answer all questions as truthfully as possible lest I stumble into a web from which no skill of my own or of another could extricate me.
"I ain't in the adopting business, Jane," he answered meekly. "
It would be impossible for her to escape," he answered rather sullenly.
He had merely answered her individual questions with an astonishing, childlike frankness.