The perspiration stood out in beads on Mr. Morgan's brow.
"It's--horrible," he said at last in a hoarse whisper.
William was gratified. The young man had at last realised his cruelty. But William never liked to leave a task half done. He still sat on and calmly and silently considered his next statement. Mechanically he put a hand into his pocket and conveyed a Gooseberry Eye to his mouth. Mr. Morgan also sat in silence with a stricken look upon his face, gazing into vacancy.
"She's got your photo," said William at last, "fixed up into one of those little round things on a chain round her neck."
"Are--you--sure?" said Mr. Morgan desperately.
"Sure's fate," said William rising. "Well, I'd better be goin'. She pertic-ler wants to see you alone to-night. Good-bye."
But Mr. Morgan did not answer. He sat huddled up in his