Oh, forgive me, darling! What an inconsiderate wretch I am! But Rome will give you back your lost strength; and we shall round Neptune Point again, and feel the salt spray dashing over our heads as we go out into the great fierce Atlantic. I confess that sometimes, when that divine Mediterranean which we are never tired of worshipping has been lying in the sunshine like one vast floor of lapis lazuli, I have longed for something rougher and wilder鈥攆or such a sea as you and I have watched from the Rashleigh Mausoleum. I really have. It is very important. You won't mind our deserting you for two or three days, will you, Allegra? asked Disney, turning to his sister. "Mrs. Baynham will be at your service as chaperon if you want to go out anywhere while we are away. It is an office in which she delights." You make nice distinctions, said Allegra, gently disengaging herself from his arm, and looking at him with a faint, shy smile, very doubtful, yet very anxious to believe.[Pg 213] "I am dreadfully afraid that all this fine talk means nothing more than you would say to any of your partners, if you happened to be sitting out a waltz." He fixed his fine eyes on the fire, and became so like the figure of Jonah in the stained-glass window that Alice almost felt herself in Nineveh. Will you really, Massa Fox? exclaimed Nancy, in affected delight. "Oh, golly, how rich I'll be!" 我要看A级毛片 Father Rodwell read aloud to her, continuing a history of St. Cecilia, in which she had been warmly interested; but to-night he could see that her thoughts were not with the book. He read on all the same, hoping that the sound of his voice might lull her to sleep. The wind had gone down as the night advanced, and the stars were shining in the strip of sky above the Pincian Gardens. Colonel Disney was pacing up and down the loggia, smoking his pipe in the cool darkness鈥攆ull of saddest apprehensions. Will you have some wine? he asked. You almost frighten me, Mis' Kenyon, said Nancy. "I didn't think no one but a nigger could laugh like dat. Are you sure you aint black blood?" Lie down there, honeys, she said with generous hospitality, proposing to resign her own bed to her unexpected guests.