After all the weary waiting, Ned and I exchanged only a word.
Mrs. Baker and John were with us; Ned was not, but I knew that he would follow.
My only hope of Ned, if he loves me—and God knows whether he does or no!
Milly's at home again; let Ned return to her, if he chooses.
Perhaps Ned wasn't in the building; perhaps—he may have avoided me.
She had been vexed by Ned's ...