|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
and her heart seemed to stop beating when she heard the clang of the gate, as it closed after he had passed through.
It had been Mary's intention to withdraw before he came into the room, but the sick woman clung to her in such evident fear, and entreated her so earnestly not to go away, that she remained.
It was with a feeling of keen disappointment that Easton noticed how Ruth shrank away from him, for he had expected and hoped, that after this, they would be good friends once more; but he tried to think that it was because she was ill, and when she would not let him touch the child lest he should awaken it, he agreed without question.
The next day, and for the greater part of the time during the next fortnight,