Er," he said, watching her drink. Amaryllis smiled on him as she
finished, and plunged into the ample pocket of Mrs. Brundage's skirt for
her chocolate. She broke off a lump and gave him the cup to fill once
more. "It's lovely water," she said, munching; then poured out half the
water he had given her. "But I'm going to spoil yours," she went on, and
poured in brandy till the cup almost brimmed. "Just obey meekly for
once." "That's easy," said Dick. "For brandy, or for me?" asked the
girl. But Dick was drinking. "Now lie down along the ledge. Be quick. I
can't enjoy my chocolate till you do." He looked at her with heavy eyes.
"I must," he said. "The brandy's finished me." Without rising, he drew
up his legs to the terrace level, stretched them out, said: "Wake me, if
the chocolate makes you sleepy," and rolled full length on
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