We were too far apart to call to each other, but there was a moment at which, at shorter range, some challenge between us, breaking the hush, would have been the right result of our straight mutual stare. Oh, she was glad I was there! What I felt the next day was, I suppose, nothing that could be fairly called a reaction from the cheer of my arrival; it was probably at the most only a slight oppression produced by a fuller measure of the scale, as I walked round them, gazed up at them, took them in, of my new circumstances. He stood at the foot of the staircase, a foot on the lowest step, his threadbare soutane gathered about him for the ascent with womanish care, nodding his head often and repeating: --Not a doubt of it, Mr Hackett! Very fine! Not a doubt of it! I n the middle of the hall the prefect of the college sodality was speaking earnestly, in a soft querulous voice, with a boarder. Of what first happened when I was left alone I had no subsequent memory.