I am selfish and worldly ambitious and heartless, and all that is abominable. I may as well own it. You'll find it out for yourself soon." "A most unnecessary acknowledgment, my dear child it is patent to the dullest observer. But, now, Edith look here this is serious, mind!" He raises himself again on his elbow, and looks, with a curious smile into her darkly-earnest, cynical young face.