Presently her husband left the group and came quickly to her, hands in his pockets as usual, and with his customary expression of unastonishable nonchalance. Still, she saw he had disturbing news, and she rose anxiously to meet him, her sweet blue eyes clouded with the dread she strove to repress. "What is it, Luce?" she asked. The major unpursed his lips and abandoned the attempted whistle.