What was your exception, and to what passage in your personal observation of him did you refer?" It was a dreadfully austere inquiry, but levity was not our note, and, at any rate, before the gray dawn admonished us to separate I had got my answer. I was by the strangest of chances wondering how I should meet him when the revolution unmistakably occurred. So I see her still, so I see her best: facing the flame from her straight chair in the dusky, shining room, a large clean image of the "put away"-- of drawers closed and locked and rest without a remedy. She had already got back her gaiety, and appeared to take this as an answer quite sufficient.