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eyes, read the meaning of my blank aspect, and dropped them
without giving an order, or uttering a word.
“Are we to try any measures for overtaking and bringing her
back?” I inquired. “How should we do?”
“She went of her own accord,” answered the master; “she had a
right to go if she pleased. Trouble me no more about her.
Hereafter she is only my sister in name: not because I disown her,
but because she has disowned me.”
And that was all he said on the subject: he did not make a single
inquiry further, or mention her in any way, except directing me to
send what property she had in the house to her fresh home,
wherever it was, when I knew it.