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or else your good little wife has played false to you and has rifled the drawer of your desk, read that letter, and betrayed its contents to your enemy. No wonder you hardly know what to think.
`And the dilemma is even worse than I supposed it to be,' she went on, `because, granted you have the courage to ask Mrs. Saxon if she broke into that locked drawer, and granted that she indignantly declares that she has done no such thing, in view of what has happened in the last fortnight, you will never absolutely be certain that she is not lying.'
Miss Cornelius burst into a fit of laughter.
`What the devil do you mean by all this?' he cried, in a transport of fury.
She rang the bell.
`Chalmers,' she said to the maid, `show Mr. Saxon out, and please remember that when he calls again I am not at home.'

Saxon said nothing to his wife about that visit. He was haunted by the weary look in her eyes and the forced gaiety of her smile. She had more than she could bear already. But on the following evening, when Molly had gone early to bed, he had a long talk with Alice Hordern. The evening was chilly and the fire which had been lighted in the study invited confidence. Miss Hordern, who neither knitted nor sewed embroidery, echoed the invitation by asking Saxon if he had such a thing as a cigarette.
`I beg pardon,' he said with a smile, `I am afraid I never associated women medical missionaries with tobacco.'
`You do quite right, Andrew, but I'm a woman first, doctor second, and missionary third; and number three, you must remember, is on furlough. You look worried. It's not Molly, is it? Because I don't think you have any immediate cause to be worried about her. Tell me about it.'
And so he told her everything, while his wife's cousin looked at him through the blue cigarette-smoke with wise and kindly eyes.
`And so, you see, it's no use your telling me not to mind,'

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