We never see Him bring the bud to the eve of blossoming just to wither it.
But this year, at the first bud, her heart seemed to beat more quickly.
Cartwright, in his most impressive manner, stepped a foot closer to Bud's chair.
It was evident that Bud had no objection to this nor to anything else, for that matter.
But he added, softly: "Sleep on it, bud; I'll let ye change your mind in the mornin'."
Bud Hines, in the rear with the others, was in a quiver of excitement.
"Well, that's funny," said Mr. Bud, looking to Larcher for comment.
But some days passed, and Larcher heard nothing from Mr. Bud.
Or, at least, Mr. Bud might have later news of him than Mrs. Haze had.
He dashed up the narrow stairs, and knocked at Mr. Bud's door.