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He stopped, and she sat downcast and strikingly still.
`Miss Walshingham,' he said, `is it possible that you ... could care for me enough to-to 'elp me? Miss Walshingham, do you care for me at all?'
It seemed she was never going to answer. She looked up at him. `I think,' she said, `you are the most generouslook at what you have done for my brother!-the most generous and the most modest of-men. And this afternoon-I thought you were the bravest.'
She turned her head, glanced down, waved her hand to some one on the terrace below, and stood up.
`Mother is signalling,' she said. `We must go down.'
Kipps became polite and deferential by habit, but his mind was a tumult that had nothing to do with that.
He moved before her towards the little door that opened on the winding stairs-'always precede a lady down or up stairs'-and then, on the second step, he turned resolutely `But ' he said, looking up out of the shadow, flannel clad and singularly like a man.
She looked down on him, with her hand upon the stone lintel.
He held out his hand as if to help her. `Can you tell me?' he said. `You must know'
`What?'
'If you care for me?'
She did not answer for a long time. It was as if every thing in the world was drawn to the breaking-point, and in a minute must certainly break.
`Yes,' she said at last. `I know.'
Abruptly, by some impalpable sign, he knew what the answer would be, and he remained still.
She bent down over him and softened to her wonderful smile.
`Promise me,' she insisted.
He promised with his still face.
'If I do not hold you cheap, you will never hold yourself cheap.'
'If you do not hold me cheap ! You mean?'
She bent down quite close to him. `I hold you,' she said, and then whispered, `dear.'
`Me?'
She laughed aloud.
He was astonished beyond measure. He stipulated lest

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