all of them are as glad to see us as they would have me
Nor did he at all exaggerate their sensation.
Alas, that it should be so far beyond the power of mere inky words to express all that was implied in Eva's accents!
Nor is it less impossible to supply the significance of Eleanor's intonation.
"Ladies, ladies!" he implored, "do not, I pray you, misunderstand! I vas not responsible--I could not help it. You both VOULD come mit me! No, no, do not look so at me! I mean not zat--I mean I could not do vizout both of you. Ach, Himmel! Vat do I say? I should say zat--zat----"
He broke off with a start of apprehension.
"Look! Zere comes a man mit a bicycle! Zis is too public! Come mit me into ze station and I shall eggsplain! He waves his fist! Come! you vould not be seen here?"
He offered one arm to Eva, the other to Eleanor; and so alarming were the gesticulations of the approaching cyclist, and so beseeching the Baron's tones, that without more ado they clung to him and hurried on to the platform.
"Come to ze vaiting-room!" he whispered. "Zere shall ve be safe!"
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