It is its duty to see that the disbursement has been honestly made. The scene had a greatness that made it a different affair from my own scant home, and there immediately appeared at the door, with a little girl in her hand, a civil person who dropped me as decent a curtsy as if I had been the mistress or a distinguished visitor. " "And if she IS there--" "Yes?" "Then Miss Jessel is?" "Beyond a doubt. And the bell would toll slowly.