Villain!" shouted Captain Monk, rising in threatening anger, as the
fly's inmate called to the driver to stop and began to get out of it.
"Are you not ashamed to show your face to me, after the evil you have
inflicted upon my daughter?" Philip Hamlyn, smiling kindly and calmly,
caught Captain Monk's lifted hands. "No evil, sir," he said, soothingly.
"It was all a mistake. Eliza is my true and lawful wife." "Eh? What's
that?" said the Captain quite in a whisper, his lips trembling. Quietly
Philip Hamlyn explained. He had taken the previous day to investigate
the matter, and had followed his wife down by a night train. His first
wife _was_ dead. She had been drowned in the _Clipper of the Seas_, as
was supposed. The child was saved, with his nurse: the only two
passengers who were saved. The nurse made her way to a place in the
south of France, where, as she knew, her late mistress's sister lived,
Mrs. O'Connett, formerly Miss Sophia Pratt. Mrs. O'Connett, a young
widow, had just lost her only child, a boy about the age of the little
one rescued from the cruel seas. She seized on hi