Gilman suddenly, "perhaps your ladyship was not quite pleased at me rowing-about with Miss Thompkins especially after I had taken her for a walk." He smiled, but his voice was rather wistful. Audrey liked him prodigiously in that moment. "Foolish man!" she replied, with a smile far surpassing his, and she rested on her oars, taking care to keep the boat in the middle of the channel.