The Witch's Head
Mr. Cardus laughed as he followed his visitor's gaze. "A curious sort of clerk, eh?" he said. "Mad, dumb, and half-paralysed--not many lawyers could show such another."
Mr. de Talor glanced at the object of their observation uneasily.
"If he's so mad, how can he do clerk's work?" he asked.
"O, he's only mad in a way; he copies beautifully."
"He has quite lost his memory, I suppose?" said de Talor, with another uneasy glance.
"Yes," answered Mr. Cardus, with a smile, "he has. Perhaps it is as well. He remembers nothing now but his delusions."
Mr. de Talor look