feared," Walter said, when he reached Ravenspur's side. "A respectably-dressed man came here half an hour ago and left a letter for Vera, which was to be delivered to her when she was alone. The thing was done, and that is how the mischief began. I feel quite sure that I am right, and that that letter came, or pu
rported to come, from Vera's mother. The poor child would naturally go off, thinking no evil. You may dependnothi
upon it that that scoundrel Silva is atge--"