"And get Ruth turned out of our house," said Miss Benson indignantly.
"They can't make us do that," said her brother. "I do not think they would try."
"Yes, Mr. Bradshaw would try; and he would blazon out poor Ruth's sin, and there would not be a chance for her left. I know him well, Thurstan; and why should he be told now, more than a year ago?"