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CHAPTER VIII - A DOUBLE TRAGEDY

had been beautiful before-but she was more lovely now. Poor Gerry ! He was beginning to slip.
" I know I'm here sooner than I said, Gerry," she said, and an anxious look came into her eyes. " I wonder if you have seen very much of Father, lately ? " she went on. " Has he been ill, or anything ? "
" Not that I know of-why ? " replied Gerry, wondering what she had noticed.
" Well, I got here this afternoon to find no one at home. I expected that-because I forgot to wire my change of plans. But not long after I came in, Father walked into the drawing-room where I had gone to rest for a little while. Instead of holding out his arms as he usually does when he greets me, he stopped, and looked hard at me as though I were a stranger. Then he turned on his heel and went quickly out of the room. I didn't see him again for nearly an hour afterwards ; and on this occasion he didn't seem to remember having seen me before. What does it all mean ? And why is he wearing those horrid glasses ? Do you think he is going blind ? And why has Mother gone off like this-and why wasn't I told anything about it ? "
Gerry looked at her in amazement. He did not attempt to answer her questions ; but he was thinking that things in the Commander's life seemed to be much more complicated than he had ever imagined.
" And now he says I have to go away again." She began to sob quietly, and Gerry felt hot and cold all over at the same time. An almost irresistible desire to take her in his arms overcame him, and it was only because there was a fearful bang outside the door that he was prevented from acting on this impulse. It was just as well ; for Molly was not quite as ready for that sort of comfort as he hoped. The bang turned out to be the Commander himself, who had accidentally knocked a brass bowl off the oak dower

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