"Yes; if I do--?" "You WILL be carried away by the little gentleman!" "Well, that, I think, is what I came for--to be carried away. What I had then had an ugly glimpse of was that my eyes might be sealed just while theirs were most opened. He clapped his hand to his eye and gave a hoarse scream of pain. XVI I had so perfectly expected that the return of my pupils would be marked by a demonstration that I was freshly upset at having to take into account that they were dumb about my absence.