The venerable Persian gazed at her for an instant, and then clasped her to his bosom.
He clasped his head in his hands and strove to clear his mind for a moment from obsession.
But his wife, her face aglow, clasped her hands in an ecstasy of delight.
As she spoke, the girl let go Mary's hand and clasped her own together ecstatically.
They were the hands that Ned had kissed, ...