'There must be some news here,' she said. 'Mrs Haynes wouldn't write unless she had something special to say.
Just upon midnight, a cab drew up before the house. Dora ran down to open the door to her sister, who came in with very bright eyes and more colour than usual on her cheeks.
'How late for you to be here!' she exclaimed, on entering the sitting-room and seeing Jasper.
'I shouldn't have felt comfortable till I knew that you were back all right.'
She threw off her wraps, laughing.
'Well, have you enjoyed yourself?'
'Oh yes!' she replied, carelessly. 'This letter for me? What has Mrs Haynes got to say, I wonder?'
She opened the envelope, and began to glance hurriedly over the sheet of paper. Then her face changed.