" She breathed a vague relief: this was, oddly, so much to the good. What was it to get away if I got away only till dinner? That would be in a couple of hours, at the end of which-- I had the acute prevision--my little pupils would play at innocent wonder about my nonappearance in their train. First came the vacation and then the next term and then vacation again and then again another term and then again the vacation. Perhaps even it would be nearer the truth to say that--without a word--he himself had cleared it up.