"I am sorry I have been so long, ma'am," said she gently, as she finished her work; "I was afraid it might tear out again if I did not do it carefully." She rose.
"I would rather have had it torn than have missed that charming galop," said the young lady, shaking out her dress as a bird shakes its plumage. "Shall we go, Mr. Bellingham?" looking up at him. vibrator
He was surprised that she gave no word or sign of thanks to the assistant. He took up a camellia that some one had left on the table. best strap on
"Allow me, Miss Duncombe, to give this, in your name, to this young lady, as thanks for her dexterous help."
"Oh, of course," said she.
Ruth received the flower silently, but with a grave, modest motion of her head. They had gone, and she was once more alone. Presently her companions returned.
"What was the matter with Miss Duncombe? Did she come here?" asked they.
"Only her lace dress was torn, and I mended it," answered Ruth quickly.
"Did Mr. Bellingham come with her?--they say he's going to be married to her. Did he come, Ruth?"