Yet you are a fair man, and some terrible mistake seems to have been made somehow. Tell me, please, why did you leave us as you did?" He answered her, Yankee-wise, with a counter question: "Why did you show Abbie my poem?" "Abbie your poem ! I do not understand!" Her genuine wonder and surprise made him feel uneasy. 'Could it be possible, after all, that she was guiltless?