With the worry lines smoothed out of her face. She sat down by Cecilia
and talked, and presently it appeared that she also was sailing in the
Nauru. "Indeed, I thought it was only wives who were going," she said.
"I didn't know sisters were permitted." "I believe General Harran
managed our passages," Cecilia said. "He has been very kind to my
brother." "Well, you should have a merry voyage, for there will be
scarcely any young girls on board," said Mrs. Burton, her new friend.
"Most of the women on the transports are brides, of course. Ever so many
of our men have married over here." "You are an Australian?" Cecilia
asked. "Oh, yes. My husband isn't. He was an old regular officer, and
returned to his regiment as soon as war broke out. I don't think there
will be many women on b
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