"Ships That Pass in the Night has made its success by purely legitimate methods... The author has a story to tell, a theory to work out, a belief to impart, and that is all--except the important item that she is a good writer, keen and wise in observation and style, liberal and sympathetic in temperament... I sat up half the night to finish the book."--Jeannette L. Gilder in the World.
ut people come from the uttermost ends of the earth, though of course there are many Londoners here. I suppose you are from London?"
"I am not living in London now," said Bernardine cautiously.
"But you know it, without doubt," continued Mrs. Reffold. "There are several Kensington people here. You may meet some friends: indeed in our hotel there are two or three families from Lexham Gardens."
Bernardine smiled a little viciously; looked first at Mrs. Reffold's two companions with an amused sort of indulgence, and then at the lady herself She paused a moment, and then said:
"Have you asked all the questions you wish to ask? And, if so, may I ask one of you. Where does one get the best tea?"
Mrs. Reffold gave an inward gasp, but pointed gracefully to a small confectionery shop on the other side of the road. Mrs. Reffold did everything gracefully.
Bernardine thanked her, crossed the road, and passed into the shop.
"Now I have taught her a lesson not to interfere with me," said Bernardine to