And Thus He Came



“There is no child there, my dear,” urged the man; “you are overwrought, excited, nervous. The music starts. Let us go.”

He stretched out his hand to the woman, but as he came nearer she shrank back with her own hand on her heart.

“Oh,” she said faintly, “he’s gone.”

“Of course he’s gone,” he answered soothingly. “Now is our time to get away. Let me—”

“No, no,” said the woman. “I can’t go with you now. It wouldn’t be right.”

“But you knew that before,” pleaded the man. “Besides—”

“Yes, but I can’t do it. He was there! His eyes spoke—I—don’t touch me,” she said; “I’m going back to my husband. Don’t follow.”

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