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“We can do without you for a little while, Beale,” he said, lowering his voice. “There’s somebody there,” he jerked his head to a door which led to another room of his suite, “who requires an explanation, and I think your time will be so fully occupied in the next few days that you had better seize this opportunity whilst you have it.”
“Miss Cresswell!” said Beale, in despair.
The old man nodded slowly.
“What does she know?”
“That is for you to discover,” said Kitson gently, and pushed him toward the door.
With a quaking heart he turned the knob and stepped guiltily into the presence of the girl who in the eyes of the law was his wife.
Chapter 28 The Coming Of Dr. Milsom
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“I have to thank you for much, Mr. Beale,” she said. “Mr. Kitson has told me that I owe my rescue to you.”
“Did he?” he asked nike ireland online awkwardly, and wondered what else Kitson had told her.
“I am trying to be very sensible, and I want you to help me, because you are the most sensible man I know.”
She went back to the lounge-chair where she had been sitting, and pointed to another.
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“Oh, brimming over,” he said. “If you keep very quiet I will give you a resume of my most interesting cases,” he said, making a pathetic attempt to be flippant, and the girl detected something of his insincerity.
“You have had a trying day,” she said, with quick sympathy, “have you arrested Doctor van Heerden?”
He shook his head.
“I am glad,” she said.
“Before he is arrested,” she spoke with some hesitation, “I want one little matter c nike ireland leared up. I asked Nike ireland Mr. Kitson, but he put me off and said you would tell me everything.”
“What is it?” he asked steadily.
She got up and went to her bag which stood upon a side-table, opened it and took out something which she laid on the palm of her hand. She came back with hand extended, and Beale looked at the glittering object on her palm and was speechless.
“Do you see that?” she asked.
He nodded, having no words for the moment, for “that” was a thin gold ring.
“It is a wedding ring,” she said, “and I found it on my finger when I recovered.”
“Oh!” said Beale blankly.
“Was I married?” she asked.
He made two or three ineffectual attempts to speak and ended by nodding.
“I feared so,” she said quietly, “you see I recollect nothing of what happened. The last thing I remembered was Doctor van Heerden sitting beside me and putting something ireland into my arm. It hurt a little, but not very much, and I remember I spoke to him. I think it was about you,” a little colour came to her face, “or perhaps he was speaking about you, I am not sure,” she said hurriedly; “I know that you came into it somehow, nike ireland nfl and that is all I can recall.”
“Nothing else?” he asked dismally.
“Nothing,” she said.
“Try, try, try to remember,” he urged her.
He realized he was being a pitiable coward and that he wanted to shift the responsibility for the revelation upon her. She smiled, and shook her head.
“I am sorry but I can’t remember anything. Now you are going to tell me.”
He discovered that he was sitting on the edge of the chair and that he was more nervous than he had ever been in his life.
“So I am going to tell you,” he said, in a hollow voice, “of course nike ireland clearance I’ll tell you. It is rather nike ireland contact difficult, you understand.”
She looked at him kindly.
“I know it must be difficult for a man like you to speak of your own achievements. But for once you are going to be immodest,” she laughed.
“Well, you see,” he began, “I knew van Heerden wanted to marry you. I knew that all along. I guessed he wanted to marry you for your money, because in the circumstances there was nothing else he could want to marry you for,” he added. “I mean,” he corrected himself hastily, “that money was the most attractive thing to him.”
“This doesn’t sound very flattering,” she smiled.
“I know I am being crude, but you will forgive me when you learn what I have to say,” he said huskily. “Van Heerden wanted to marry you—-”
“And he married me,” she said, “and I am going to break that marriage as soon as I possibly can.”
“I know, I hope so,” s nike ireland careers aid Stanford Beale. “I believe it is difficult, but I will do all I possibly can. Believe me, Miss Cresswell—-”
“I am not Miss Cresswell any longer,” she said with a wry little face, “but please don’t call me by my real name.”
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“You knew he wanted to marry me for my money and not for my beauty or my accomplishments,” she said, “and so you followed me down to Deans Folly.”
“Yes, yes, but I must explain. I know it will sound horrible to you and you may have the lowest opinion of me, but I have got to tell you.”
He saw the look of alarm gather in her eyes and plunged into his story.
“I thought that if you were already married van Heerden would be satisfied and take no further steps against you.”
“But I wasn’t already nike air max ireland married,” she said, puzzled.
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