" "And for another thing?" I waited. I found myself, to meet my friend the better, offering it, on the spot, sarcastically. " "Then why didn't you get her off before?" "Before what?" "Before she became too ill to travel. Grose's face signified that it had been indeed, but she said at the same time: "Poor woman--she paid for it!" "Then you do know what she died of?" I asked.