Ected them both. Indeed, she had been obliged to leave before him.
Perhaps in waiting for her return--and she really was not well enough to
go back--he was exposed to the night air too long. She was very sorry.
Aunt Viney heard this with a slight contraction of her brows and a
renewed scrutiny of her knitting; and, having satisfied herself by a
personal visit to Dick's room that he was not alarmingly ill, set
herself to find out what was really the matter with the young people;
for there was no doubt that Cecily was in some vague way as disturbed
and preoccupied as Dick. He rode out again early the next morning,
returning to his studies in the library directly after breakfast; and
Cecily was equally reticent, except when, to Aunt Viney's perplexity,
she found excuses for Dick's manner on the gr