V Oh, she let me know as soon as, round the corner of the house, she loomed again into view. After these secret scenes I chattered more than ever, going on volubly enough till one of our prodigious, palpable hushes occurred-- I can call them nothing else--the strange, dizzy lift or swim (I try for terms!) into a stillness, a pause of all life, that had nothing to do with the more or less noise that at the moment we might be engaged in making and that I could hear through any deepened exhilaration or quickened recitation or louder strum of the piano. Do you know that? Stephen looked down and studied the tiled floor of the bar into which they had drifted. "It's HE?" I was so determined to have all my proof that I flashed into ice to challenge him.