She said this so naturally and quietly that Poindexter was deceived.
She tried to recall Poindexter's words, even her own enthusiasm, but in vain.
Poindexter had told her it was four miles to the shanty; she might walk there.
For the moment she hated Poindexter for sharing that secret.
Did Poindexter know it, or had he only entrapped her into the admission?
"But it has never been recorded," said Poindexter, with a carelessness he was far from feeling.
Whether it's really hers, or she's only keeping house for Poindexter, she's a fixture, you bet.
"But Captain Poindexter calls as one of my friends," said the amazed Mrs. Tucker.
"She does not speak of her husband, this woman," said Don Jose, scanning Poindexter's face.
"On the contrary, I shall abide by my offer," said Poindexter, quietly.