Adnah had gradually hitched closer to him, and now her hand, unreproved, stole affectionately to his shoulder.
"It seems impossible, aunty," declared the soft voice of Adnah.
The least movement might betray him, for the women sat quite near, and Adnah was facing him.
"My mother must have thought the way I do, I am sure," persisted Adnah.
You, Adnah, was too young to protect yourself from a stepmother, but we came to your rescue.
Adnah presently returned, flushed rosy red by the exercise and more charming than ever.
He thought he heard Adnah's voice and the sounds of a scuffle in the house, and it gave him inspiration.
We congratulate him; no one has worked harder for, or is better entitled to, a two hundred and fifty barrel well than Adnah.