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December 22, 2020  

The Haunted Hotel - Fourth Part, Ch XXV - Wilkie Collins

December 22, 2020

The Haunted Hotel - Fourth Part, Ch XXV

Wilkie Collins

The day had advanced to evening. Lord Montbarry and the bridal party had gone to the Opera. Agnes alone, pleading the excuse of fatigue, remained at the hotel. Having kept up appearances by accompanying his friends to the theatre, Henry Westwick slipped away after the first act, and joined Agnes in the drawing-room.

'Have you thought of what I said to you earlier in the day?' he asked, taking a chair at her side. 'Do you agree with me that the one dreadful doubt which oppressed us both is at least set at rest?'