:84 " LADIES FIRST.
" IS THAT YOU SAVEETNESS ? "
Dougald readily found Kelvyn at the hotel
Avhere he h.ad been quietly stopping, and he never
had such a cordial greeting in his life as Kelvyn
extended to him. He was to that moody lover
like a breath from Heaven to the tortured in
Hades. " Ah ! a message from my unyielding
sweetheart, at last," was his happy thought.
" Put on your coat and hat and come with me,"
was Dougald's abrupt answer to Kelvyn's out¬
burst of welcome; " Haven't time to talk here.
We'll talk going up in the cars," he continued, in
such a hurry-flurry Avay that Kelv3'n felt sudden
alarm, and his apprehension Avas, of course, all for
" How is your sister ? " he asked as indifferently
as he could, Avhile he hastily put on his coat,
snatched his hat and gloves and hurried away with
Dougald, like a doctor who has been called to
save or kill a patient.
''Why haA'en't you been up to see for your¬
self? " asked Dougald, his voice keeping up with
his hurrying steps.
Dougald's evasive ansAver to Kelvyn's question
convinced the pessimistic loA'or that his fears Avere
Avell grounded and that something Avas Avrong
Avith his darling and his remorse Avas poignant.