GREAT SEAL OF GEORGE I.She was silent, but the stubbornness was going fast. She broke off a bunch of little pink blossoms and rolled it in her hands.
He grabbed a man at the gate, who happened to be the quartermaster sergeant himself, and asked if his horse had been taken out."Nothing," she answered; "I can't see why it should make any difference to you, when it hasn't with me." She had altogether regained the self-possession she had been surprised out of, with an added note of reserve.
But she would die before she would be faithless to him. He was sure of that. Only—why should he exact so much? Why should he not make the last of[Pg 150] a long score of sacrifices? He had been unselfish with her always, from the day he had found the little child, shy as one of the timid fawns in the woods of the reservation, and pretty in a wild way, until now when she sat there in front of him, a woman, and his wife, loving, and beloved of, another man.
"Mr. Ellton was here this morning," Felipa told him, "and he will be in again before retreat."