The nurse came forward as if she were half afraid. Colin was heaving with great breathless sobs. "Perhaps he he won't let me," she hesitated in a low voice. Colin heard her, however, and he gasped out between two sobs: "Sh-show her! She-she'll see then!" It was a poor thin back to look at when it was bared.
"Si, señor," the words faltering forth, almost as if in mockery of his own hesitating speech. "Once I said maybe I show you. I not know how den now I know." "Sh-show me, little girl in God's n-name, show me wh-what?" "Eef eet vas true dat I lofe you, señor. Now you tink eet vas so; now you all'ays know vat vas in de heart of Mercedes. Dis bettah vay as talk, señor nevah you doubt no more."