To Eileen's credit it may be said that she had not been told that a caller was expected.
He did not look up, but, as his caller moved, inquired amiably: "Well?"
Somehow the fellow did suggest Kirkwood's caller of the afternoon.
The caller had gone away, and the old woman and the girl were left alone.
"Mr. Kendrick ain't here," she said, in answer to the caller's question.