Mrs. Reid's Terror
Little did I estimate the resources of that marvellous woman. The following afternoon a messenger brought me a note. It ran as follows:--
"Go down to Lakewood and bring Mrs. Reid back to town. Have her at my house at three o'clock to-morrow without fail. Tell her husband it is a medical consultation, and that relief is in store for her. Don't fail."
I could scarcely believe the evidence of my own eyes as I read this note. A subtle scheme was in train, I had not the slightest doubt.
On the following day I reached Lakewood by an early train. Reid was fortunately out when I arrived, but his