Eudora took it with a deep blush, saying, "Aspasia gave it to me."
At length the servant returned, saying his master was now ready to see them.
Then I heard a voice, saying, 'Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!'
That seemed short enough—but after studying it, I says, What's the use of saying 'eat'?
I thanked her; and she withdrew to read them; saying, she would return them, when ...