"I'll send for you soon. Come, goodbye!" He tried to put his arm about her. She stepped back. There was a terrible resolution in her tone. "What do you mean?" "I mean that I'm going to stay here. If you go-I'll never be your wife-again-never!" She glanced at the sleeping children, and her chin trembled. "I can't face those fellows-they'll kill me," he said in a sullen tone. "No, they won't.