The guards went to and fro opening, closing, locking, unlocking the doors. "A talk! Do you mean she spoke?" "It came to that. She herself had seen nothing, not the shadow of a shadow, and nobody in the house but the governess was in the governess's plight; yet she accepted without directly impugning my sanity the truth as I gave it to her, and ended by showing me, on this ground, an awestricken tenderness, an expression of the sense of my more than questionable privilege, of which the very breath has remained with me as that of the sweetest of human charities. As she was nowhere about she would surely be with Mrs.