I want you to, because Nikky, you are going to take me away, aren't you?
Nikky was the only person to whom Miss Braithwaite really unbent.
Nikky alternated between formality and the other extreme with the boy.
The Crown Prince felt that she never really saw Nikky at his best.
She guessed that he had heard of Nikky Larisch before, that, indeed, he knew probably more than she did.
She eyed Otto with defiance, and turned an appealing glance to Nikky.
Nikky without his cap, disheveled and flushed with exertion, was making a frantic shot at the white ball, rolling past him.
Nikky retrieved it, and pretended to place it with the others.
Only Nikky remained faithful; but his playing those days was mechanical, and one day he was even severe.
Nikky bowed deeply as she went out; bowed, with death in his eyes.