She came loitering home, half crying, exclaiming, "Nig pushed me into the stream!" She then related the particulars. Nig was called from the kitchen. Mary stood with anger flashing in her eyes. Mr. Bellmont sat quietly reading his paper. He had wit- nessed too many of Miss Mary's outbreaks to be startled. Mrs. Bellmont interrogated Nig. "I didn't do it!