To Eileen's credit it may be said that she had not been told that a caller was expected.
He did not look up, but, as his caller moved, inquired amiably: "Well?"
Somehow the fellow did suggest Kirkwood's caller of the afternoon.
The caller had gone away, and the old woman and the girl were left alone.
"Mr. Kendrick ain't here," she said, in answer to the caller's question.
One might have thought he expected to see his caller the next morning.
He looked about for the expected customer or caller, whoever he or she might be, and saw no one.
Jed, absorbed in his work and droning a hymn, apparently forgot all about his caller.
His caller had risen, rather suddenly for him, and was standing beside the desk.
Ruth asked her caller to be seated, but Maud paid no attention.