The Dark House
"Yes," said the old solicitor, suddenly, and his voice made all start but Miss D'Enghien, who did not even move her eyelids; "as I was saying," he went on, tapping his snuff-box, "I can tell you very little, Mr Capel, until the will is read."
"Then there is a will?" said Miss D'Enghien.
The old lawyer's brows wrinkled, as he glanced at her in surprise.
"Yes, my dear young lady, there is a will."
"And it will be read, of course, directly after the funeral?" said the dark young man.
The lawyer did not reply.
"I suppose you think it's bad form of a man asking such questions now; but really, Mr Girtle, it would be worse form for a fellow to be pulling a long face about one he never saw."
"But he was your father's friend."
"Oh, yes, of course."
"Hence you, sir, are here," continued the lawyer. "My instructions were clear