A Little Traitor to the South
"Shame! Shame!" cried the girl.
"You may cry 'shame' upon me," he went on calmly, "and I realize, of course, that I am censurable in speaking thus of my rival."
"You flatter yourself."
"How is that?"
"You are no rival of Major Lacy's."
"No? Well, then, as a friend."
"Nor are you a friend of mine."
"Well, then, as an enemy, a fool, anything! I want to tell you that nothing but unhappiness awaits you if you encourage him. I know him, I tell you. I know what sort of a man he is. Unstable as water, fickle, dissipated--"
"I'll hear no more!" cried the girl, passionately, turning her head and attempting to leave the room.
"Excuse me," said the man, coolly, preventing her by occupying the doorway. "You shall hear me! And hear this f