He shook his head. Hang it, he could do that for himself, anyway. He must think of something to fortify his position against that woman. And he said:
"Yes, sir." The man put down the port and went.
Old Heythorp filled his glass, drank, and filled again. He took a
cigar from the box and lighted it. The girl came in, a grey-eyed, dark-haired damsel, and stood with her hands folded, her head a little to one side, her lips a little parted. The old man said:
"I'm going to ask you something as a human being--not a servant-- see?"
"No, sirr; but I will be glad to do anything you like."
"Then put your nose in here every now and then, to see if I want anything. Meller goes out sometimes. Don't say anything; Just put your nose in."
"Oh! an' I will; 'tis a pleasure 'twill be to do ut.