And she was heard laughing after the door closed.
Now there was a world of contempt and insolence in this laugh. It conveyed, as plainly as words, "I was going to be so absurd as to believe in your love, and pity it, at all events, though I can't approve it: but now you have just set my mind at ease. Ha! ha! ha!"
"Let me go," cried Henry, wildly.
"What for? To tell that cruel--laughing--"
"That's a different thing. I respect you. But her, I mean to hate, as much as I loved her."
He gave Jael his address, and then got out of the house as fast as he could.
That evening Grace Carden surprised her father, by coming into his study. "Papa, " said she, "I am come to ask a favor. You must not refuse me. But I don't know that you ever did. Dearest, I want L50."
"Well, my child; just tell me what it is for."