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"Suppose we didnít have time to get married here?" he added, an
afterthought striking him.
"If we got married as soon as we got to the other end of the
journey it would be all right."
"I meant that," he said.
The morning seemed peculiarly bright to him now. He wondered
whatever could have put such a thought into his head. Impossible
as it was, he could not help smiling at its cleverness. It showed
how she loved him. There was no doubt in his mind now, and he
would find a way to win her.
"Well," he said, jokingly, "Iíll come and get you one of these
evenings," and then he laughed.
"I wouldnít stay with you, though, if you didnít marry me," Carrie
"I donít want you to," he said tenderly, taking her hand.
She was extremely happy now that she understood. She loved him
the more for thinking that he would rescue her so. As for him, the
marriage clause did not
dwell in his mind. He was thinking that with such affection there
could be no bar to his eventual happiness.
"Letís stroll about," he said gayly, rising and surveying all the
"All right," said Carrie.
They passed the young Irishman, who looked after them with
"íTis a foine couple," he observed to himself. "They must be