But this I cannot do. ” Anna was a little puzzled, but she only laughed. "I might return the question. Very glad. ” She went on, with a desperate attempt to be easy and colloquial: “You see, we were rather good friends, I thought, and now perhaps it will be difficult for us to get back to the old friendly footing. The idea of this sudden reluctance was elusive; the fact was evident but not the reason for it. Capes and her father stood up, and her father made a belated movement toward the curtain. “It is positively no use, Anna,” she declared, appealingly. ‘But a spy I am not. “You were talking to that fellow Ramage to-day—in the Avenue. She said that? To be closer to you?” “I think she is plotting something, though I cannot guess what. That you are not Valade at all, and that I am Melusine Charvill, the granddaughter of monsieur le baron, the general. “Idiotic, isn’t it?” “Absolutely,” she agreed coldly. Notwithstanding the heat of the season,—which was not, however, found particularly inconvenient in this subterranean region,—a large heaped-up fire blazed ruddily in one corner, and lighted up a circle of as villanous countenances as ever flame shone upon.
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