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"No! I don't want you to leave me!""How strange that Counsell should have come back here after having paddled away!" he said. "And yet, how natural! It was the last thing anyone would suppose that he would do!"
Pen's instinct began to show her the way. "How did he get that name?" she asked casually.
Ever and anon as she walked, she glanced over her shoulder uneasily aware that a man could follow her quite close under the dark side of the green tangle, without her being aware.
"Gentlemen of the jury I will ask you to retire for a few minutes to give me the opportunity of deciding whether this evidence is material to the case."Pen followed up her advantage quickly. "Obviously a crude attempt to get the reward for himself," she said.
"That taken in connection with his failure to bid you good-night..." suggested Danner.
The hardest thing she had to do was to mount the porch. For the steps had rotted away and Pen's father had put down a little box and a big box to climb up on "until he got around to fixing the steps." The boxes had been there for two years now. Somebody had gone through the top of the little box and an old piece of board had been laid across it."It was not from any lack of confidence in him," Pen said, with a warm glance at Corveth. "It would have been fatal to us if the least whisper of what we were doing had got about before we had complete proof. We tried our best to obtain a postponement of the trial. When that was denied it was very difficult to know what to do. Mr. Counsell decided, and I agreed with him, that we must go ahead and keep everything hidden. We did not tell Mr. Corveth because he is too honest to play a part. If he had known what we knew, our enemies would have read it in his face in the court-room. If we have acted wrongly I hope you will remember that we had a powerful and unscrupulous enemy."
"But it is of a striking-looking man, your Honor.""A bad man!" cried Pen with shining eyes. "Aunt Maria where were your eyes!"
"I got the mail this afternoon," he grumbled. "There's a letter for you."
Leaving him, she unlocked the door into the back room, and disappeared for a few minutes. She returned through the other door."Sure!"