For many years after "the summer we had Denis O'Meara up here" made a vivid time-mark in our annals; and I fancy that the stories of some of his exploits, with their outlines looming large through a mythical mistiness, still float in our atmosphere.
"In two minutes, or less, it had reached the doomed city, a flash of blinding intensity parted its coils, and St. Pierre was ablaze. The clock of the Military Hospital halted at 7:52 a.m. a historic time-mark among the ruins, the recorder of one of the greatest catastrophic events that are written in the history of the world."
It seemed the message must be from Dalton, somehow, and she too, like Dorothy, felt a trifle agitated. The maid had answered the ring, and now the boy was wandering along the path, content that his time-mark allowed a few moments for such recreation. Mrs. White appeared on the piazza presently. Dorothy and Tavia were within its portals, waiting to be summoned.