Simply that I should make no effort to fulfil my vow to the dead. I cannot marry you now." Iredale was staggered by the woeful wrong-mindedness under which he considered she was labouring. For a moment he could scarcely find words to express himself. "But but surely, child, you are not going to let this phantom of duty come between us? Oh, you can never do such a thing!
While Junia was at home he had been watchfully determined to save her from Tarboe, if possible. He had an obsession of wrong-mindedness which is always attached to crime. Though Luke Tarboe had done him no wrong, and was entitled, if he could, to win Junia for himself, to the mind of Denzil the stain of his brother's past was on Tarboe's life.