I knew at this hour, I think, as well as I knew later, what I was capable of meeting to shelter my pupils; but it took me some time to be wholly sure of what my honest ally was prepared for to keep terms with so compromising a contract. The prefect cried: --Quick march! Hayfoot! Strawfoot! They went together down the staircase and along the corridor and past the bath. There was nothing in her fresh face to pass on to others my horrible confidences. "He was looking for someone else, you say--someone who was not you?" "He was looking for little Miles.