She looked for a moment as though she would read him through and through; as though, in spite of all their candour, there was some lingering uncertainty as to his perfect straightforwardness; then, as if satisfied, she said at last: "Yes, but with a difference. I have no doubt which memory it will be. You will not wish to be again on the plains of Nindobar."

The regret was hers; though he never knew that. It is a lonely life on the dry plains of Nindobar. He was very drunk; and because of that Victoria Lindley, barmaid at O'Fallen's, was angry not at him but at O'Fallen, who had given him the liquor. She knew more about him than any one else. The first time she saw him he was not sober.

She looked for a moment as though she would read him through and through; as though, in spite of all their candour, there was some lingering uncertainty as to his perfect straightforwardness; then, as if satisfied, she said at last: "Yes, but with a difference. I have no doubt which memory it will be. You will not wish to be again on the plains of Nindobar."

"Quite so," was his reply, and he carefully gathered in a loose leaf of his cigar. Then, after a pause: "And yet, why so? It's a very pretty world one way and another." "Yes, it's a pretty world at times." At that moment they were both looking out over a part of the world known as the Nindobar Plains, and it was handsome to the eye.

The regret was hers; though he never knew that. It is a lonely life on the dry plains of Nindobar. He was very drunk; and because of that Victoria Lindley, barmaid at O'Fallen's, was angry not at him but at O'Fallen, who had given him the liquor. She knew more about him than any one else. The first time she saw him he was not sober.

"Quite so," was his reply, and he carefully gathered in a loose leaf of his cigar. Then, after a pause: "And yet, why so? It's a very pretty world one way and another." "Yes, it's a pretty world at times." At that moment they were both looking out over a part of the world known as the Nindobar Plains, and it was handsome to the eye.