has come of zoosperms which have entered into the Kingdom
At last the doctor returned: they told him at the door Miss Carden was there; he came in to her with both hands extended, and his face working with emotion.
She fell sobbing into his arms; sobbing, but not a tear.
"I have one. May he not have left the country in a fit of despair? He often threatened. He talked of going to the United States."
"So he did. Ah, he called on me yesterday afternoon. Might not that have been to bid me good-by?"
She looked so imploringly in Dr. Amboyne's face that he assented, though full of doubt.
And now there was a ring at the bell, and Mr. Ransome came to say there was a little postern gate by which Mr. Little might possibly have gone out and the porter not seen him; and, what was more, this gate, by all accounts, had been recently opened: it was closed before Bolt and Little took the premises.
Mr. Ransome added that he should now make it his business to learn, if possible, whether it had been opened by Mr. Little's orders.
Grace thanked him earnestly, and looked hopeful; so did Dr. Amboyne.