"Oh! well," responded Miss De Courcy, with a hoarse little laugh of amusement. "I thought they might have thought maybe they objected to your making 'cquaintances without a regular introduction, you know. Haven't been here long, have you?" "No," said Druse, looking down at her tidy, with a sudden homesick thrill. "No, I I come from East Green, Connecticut. I ain't got used to it here, much.