"If you please, ma'am, I was to give it him myself."
Henry recognized the voice, opened the door, and invited her in.
Mrs. Little followed her, full of suppressed curiosity.
This put Jael out, but she was too patient to show it.
"It is the bust," said she; and put it softly down on the table with her strong arms.
Henry groaned. "She despises even that; she flings it at my head without a word."
"Nay; I have got a note for you."
"Then why didn't you give it me at once?" cried Henry impatiently.