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"Flippantly!" thought the one left alone on the crowded sidewalk."Anna."
"It'll be all one to him by to-morrow."
"I've never advised any one against it, Anna."
"If you do--now--to-day--for one minute, I'll never take you back. I'll have Hettie or Dilsie."The maiden nodded: "Grandma"--a meditative pause--"I love Anna. Anna's the only being on earth I can perfectly trust."
"I think he's fonder of men than of women!"Hilary gestured facetiously for the narrator: "That's how millions have got to go in this business, and this driblet--why, I might have lent it, myself, if I'd been here! No, I'm the only loser, and--"
They looked once more to the fleet. Slowly it came on. Near its line's center the flag-ship hovered just opposite Canal Street. The rear was far down by the Mint. Up in the van the leading vessel was halting abreast St. Mary's Market, a few hundred yards behind which, under black clouds and on an east wind, the lone-star flag of seceded Louisiana floated in helpless defiance from the city hall. All at once heaven's own thunders pealed. From a warning sprinkle the women near about fled down a roofed hatchway. One led Madame. But on such a scene Flora craved a better curtain-fall and she lingered alone.
The retaken prisoner shone with elation: "And those fellows of last night?--got them back?"
"Nan Callender, look me in the eye! You can't! My little sister, you've got a lot more sense than I have, and you know it, but I can tell you one thing. When Steve and I--"Under Anna's passive air lay a vivid alertness to every fact in range of eye or ear.
Constance, behind the shutters, wept. "Go away," she pleaded to her husband, "oh, go away!" but pushed him without effect and peered down again. "He's won!" she exclaimed in soft ecstasy, "he's won at last!"
"No," said the sister. "After all, why should we put her again through all those sufferings that so nearly killed her after Shiloh?""We're turning in to be landed, are we not?" asked Anna as the stars began to wheel.