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"I wonder how it is to a man," she murmured dreamily. "With me ... well it was like hating you, you upset me so!""I couldn't let you do that," he said painfully. "Please don't speak of it."
"Well, thanks, I will," Counsell said heartily. "After three days in camp a square meal will be a god-send! I may say I'm no great shakes of a cook.""Did you not tell all you know?" Judge Stockman demanded.
"Oh go ahead! Tell him I'm sick. Tell him anything you like."He looked more dubious. "Is your way of retreat still open?" he whispered.
"Quite all right."
Pen nodded."Let them in, father. We have nothing to hide."
"But where are you going to keep me, Pen?" he asked.
"What's time got to do with it? I knew the very first moment."Instantly Pen, who had been feeling so pleasantly sure of herself, turned hot with jealousy. There was some other woman out in the world. Of course there would be! He was tormented because he couldn't communicate with her. Because he couldn't assure her of his innocence. How could she find out about her for sure?
Pen glanced at Riever through her lashes as he returned to her. The little man held himself stiffly in his blue yachting togs and walked with a suggestion of a strut. The greatest tailor in the world could not endow his meager frame with beauty or grace, but it was not to be denied that his wonderfully made clothes lent him a certain distinction.
"What do you think of the situation at the Point?" he asked.Pen went on: "Blanche will testify that Spike Talley left her for the last time on the afternoon of May 27th, the day of the murder. Some days later she reported his disappearance to the police. They could find no trace of him, if indeed they ever looked. Blanche never connected his disappearance with the death of Collis Dongan, because the newspapers made out from the beginning that it was certain Mr. Counsell had committed that crime."