“Then I suppose when I have graduated I am to come home?” “It seems the natural course—” “And do nothing?” “There are plenty of things a girl can find to do at home. ” She looked at him with uplifted eyebrows—a look of whimsical incredulity. Rot, no doubt; but we can’t alter it. "I owe you nothing," he repeated, dully. To be free of outward distraction, he shut his eyes and concentrated upon the scraps she had given him; and shortly, with his eyes still closed, he began to describe Ruth's island: the mountain at one end, with the ever-recurring scarves of mist drifting across the lava-scarred face; the jungle at the foot of it; the dazzling border of white sand; the sprawling store of the trader and the rotting wharf, sundrily patched with drift-wood; the native huts on the sandy floor of the palm groves; the scattered sandalwood and ebony; the screaming parakeets in the plantains; the fishing proas; the mission with its white washed walls and barren frontage; the lagoon, fringed with coco palms, now ruffled emerald, now placid sapphire. I never even burrowed down into the trunk. "And now, I've one further request," faltered Jack; "though I scarcely know how to make it. None presented themselves to save him from that return. He was ruffled, and his ears were red, no doubt from some adjacent controversy. But—he was cleverer than any of you. 232 I found out that she was crazy shortly after I had ascended to priest of the Temple.
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