"I've caught your mystery fever," said Will. "I'm longing to get inside now; but what excuse are you going to make for intruding?"
"I've settled that," I replied. "Our visit is an ordinary one, and I shall tell no lies."
I had scarcely spoken when the man returned, telling us to follow him, as his master would see us.
A minute later we stood within the silent walls of Trewinion Manor.
There was a cold vault-like atmosphere within the place, and as we went along the dark corridors, every footstep sounding on the granite floor and echoing through the great empty house, I felt like shuddering.
Outside the sun was shining and the west wind blowing, making everything bright and glad; but within all was cold and forbidding.
Still we followed the man curiously, and I must confess I felt my heart beat loudly against my ribs as he knocked at a dark, forbidding look