Stories of Mystery
"Well done, I declare!" he said, smilingly. "But you're going to the party?"
"Pretty soon, pa."
He made no answer; but sat smiling at her. The phantom watched them, silently.
"What made pa so cross and grim, to-night? Tell Netty--do," she pleaded.
"Oh! because;--everything went wrong with me, to-day. There." And he looked as sulky, at that moment, as he ever did in his life.
"No, no, pa-sy; that won't do. I want the particulars," continued Netty, shaking her head, smilingly.
"Particulars! Well, then, Miss Nathalie Renton," he began, with mock gravity, "your professional father is losing some of his oldest patients. Everybody is in ruinous good health; and the grass is growing in the graveyards."
"In the wint