Three John Silence Stories
"Yes, the main thing, Mrs. Pender," he said, encouragingly, noticing her hesitation.
"--is that he thinks we are not alone in the house. That's the chief thing."
"Tell me more facts--just facts."
"It began last summer when I came back from Ireland; he had been here alone for six weeks, and I thought him looking tired and queer--ragged and scattered about the face, if you know what I mean, and his manner worn out. He said he had been writing hard, but his inspiration had somehow failed him, and he was dissatisfied with his work. His sense of humour was leaving him, or changing into something else, he said. There was something in the house, he declared, that"--she emphasise