She said this so naturally and quietly that Poindexter was deceived.
Did Poindexter know it, or had he only entrapped her into the admission?
For the moment she hated Poindexter for sharing that secret.
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.
Whether it's really hers, or she's only keeping house for Poindexter, she's a fixture, you bet.
"But it has never been recorded," said Poindexter, with a carelessness he was far from feeling.
"But Captain Poindexter calls as one of my friends," said the amazed Mrs. Tucker.
"I know no more of her than what I have said," said Poindexter.
With a smile, Poindexter took the paper from his hand and opened it.