The Blue Envelope
They had worked and played hard that day. When Lucile was wakened at one o'clock in the morning, she found herself unspeakably drowsy. A brisk walk to the beach and back, then a dash of cold spring water on her face, roused her.
As she came back to camp she thought she caught a faint and distant sound.
"Like an oarlock creaking," she told herself, "yet who would be out there at this time of night?"
She retraced her steps to the beach to scan the sea that glistened in the moonlight. Not hearing or seeing anything, she concluded that she had been mistaken.
Back at the camp once more, she glanced at the motionless figure seated by the bed of darkening coals. Then, creeping in