'Way Down East
"Pardon me, Miss Moore," said the butler, standing at her elbow, "but there has been a telephone message from Mrs. Tremont, saying that she and Mrs. Endicott have been detained, and will you be kind enough to explain this to Mr. Sanderson." Anna never knew what the message cost Mrs. Tremont.
A moment later, Sanderson's card was sent up; Anna rose to meet him with swiftly beating heart.
"What perfect luck," he said. "How do I happen to find you alone? Usually you have a regiment of people about you."
"Cousin Frances has just telephoned that she has been detained, and I suppose I am to entertain you till her return."
"I shall be sufficiently entertained if I may have the pleasure of looking at you."
"Till dinner time? You could never stand it." She laughed.
"It would be a pleasure till eternity."
"At any rate," said Anna, "I am not going to put you to the test. If you will be good enough to ring for tea, I will give you a c