want no songs about the gallant exile,” the eunuch had
He was in the midst of a harassing dream or drama, wherein Bunker and Eva played an incoherent part and he himself passed wearily from peril to peril, when the stage suddenly was cleared, his eyes started open, and he became wakefully conscious of a little ray of light that fell upon his face. Before he could raise his head a soft voice whispered urgently,
With admirable self-control he obeyed implicitly.
"Who is zere?" he whispered back.
The voice seemed for a moment to hesitate, and then answered--
He started so audibly that again she breathed peremptorily--
"Hush! Lie still till I come back. You--you don't deserve it, but I want to save you from the disgrace of arrest."
"Ach, zank you--mine better angel!" he murmured, with a fervor that seemed not unpleasing to his rescuer.
"You really are a nobleman in trouble?"
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