She started back from him. He looked at Mrs. Ellmother. "Tell her I am innocent," he said. The trembling seized on him again. Mr. Rook was obliged to lift him into the carriage.
Emily caught at Mrs. Ellmother's arm. "You go with him," she said. "I can't."
"How are you to get back, miss?"
She turned away and spoke to the coachman. "I am not very well. I want the fresh air--I'll sit by you."
Mrs. Ellmother remonstrated and protested, in vain. As Emily had determined it should be, so it was.
"Has he said anything?" she asked, when they had arrived at their journey's end.
"He has been like a man frozen up; he hasn't said a word; he hasn't even moved."
"Take him to his sister; and tell her all that you know. Be careful to repeat what the doctor said. I can't face Mrs. Delvin. Be patient, my good old friend; I have no secrets from you. Only wait till to-morrow; and leave me by myself to-night."