"Oh! Did he say something more about Ruth?"
"He said too much--far too much; I cannot tell you. If any other man said so much I would treat him in the same way. You must not ask me anything further, please."
"Rude and unrepentant, shocking and not ashamed. This is terrible. But perhaps it's better that you should be rude when you're young and beautiful; later on, when you're no longer young, it will not be permitted in you. I'll question you no further. Only how about Sunday?"
"I have promised Ella to go with her party to The Mooring for a week."
"That will get over the matter of the church, but only for one Sunday. How about the next Sundays--until the prorogation? Now, don't say the obvious 'sufficient unto the Sunday is the sermon thereof.' "
"I certainly will not. I have done forever with St. Chad's, unless the bishop interferes and we get a new rector."
"Then that's settled. And so we can drink our coffee in the drawing room with easy minds. Rude! Great Heavens!"
THAT'S WHY WOMEN DO NOT MAKE GOOD PHILOSOPHERS.