How could I know it did trouble you, this question, when you never told me so, never spoke of it at all?" His clear, listening face, framed in its smooth whiteness, made him for the minute as appealing as some wistful patient in a children's hospital; and I would have given, as the resemblance came to me, all I possessed on earth really to be the nurse or the sister of charity who might have helped to cure him. " "You forget?"--he spoke with the sweet extravagance of childish reproach. There were two cocks that you turned and water came out: cold and hot. "It was I who blew it, dear!" said Miles.