In the general laugh at Patricia the group shifted,‼ and Image found himself alone with Claudia. She smiled upon him frankly and said with obvious sincerity:
But this happening made her put her own affaires du c?ur on one side. If anything had happened to Gilbert,☑ Colin would be able to find it out. She hardly realized how blind her faith in Colin was. She went to the telephone in her dressing-gown and called him up.
Because her feelings were divided between an unreasonable anger that Mrs. Rivington should make such a suggestion and a pleasurable relief that her long drive might not be so boresome after all,😨 she seized on the alternative suggestion.