When he set out he meant to reach the car and go back to town at once.
Why could he not go back, face them, give up his gun, wait for the law to speak?
If only she could have stayed there with Mimi; but in the end she had to go back to the drawing-room.
Go back and tell them it would take too great a risk to try to fix me.
"Mind we don't forget to mention it as we go back," ...