"Yes--and careful of Mrs. Delvin too."
Emily was astonished. "Are you really speaking seriously?" she said. "Mrs. Delvin is a most interesting person; so patient under her sufferings; so kind, so clever; so interested in all that interests _me_. I shall take the letter to her at once, and ask her advice."
"Have your own way, miss. I can't tell you why--but I don't like her!"
Mrs. Delvin's devotion to the interests of her guest took even Emily by surprise. After reading Mrs. Rook's letter, she rang the bell on her table in a frenzy of impatience. "My brother must be instantly recalled," she said. "Telegraph to him in your own name, telling him what has happened. He will find the message waiting for him, at the end of his journey."No,
The groom, summoned by the bell, was ordered to saddle the third and last horse left in the stables; to take the telegram to Belford, and to wait there until the answer arrived.No,
"How far is it to Redwood Hall?" Emily asked, when the man had received his orders.No,
"Ten miles," Mrs. Delvin answered.No,
"My dear, you can't get there."No,