“It isn’t true,” said Katie. She rose and came uncertainly towards her brother, half threatening, half imploring.
“All right,” said he, strong in his advantage. “Then I shan’t tell either of you anything more.”
Mrs. Batch through her tears called Katie a bad girl, and Clarence a bad boy.
“Where did you get THEM?” asked Clarence, pointing to the ear-rings worn by his sister.
“HE gave me them,” said Katie. Clarence curbed the brotherly intention of telling her she looked “a sight” in them.
She stood staring into vacancy. “He didn’t love HER,” she murmured. “That was all over. I’ll vow he didn’t love HER.”
“Who d’you mean by her?” asked Clarence.
“That Miss Dobson that’s been here.”