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treachery. He stepped aside and lowering his eyes pointed to the
door of the stern-cabin. It was only after she passed by him that
he looked up and thus he did not see the angry glance she gave him
before she moved on. He looked after her. She tottered slightly
just before reaching the door and flung it to behind her nervously.
Anthony--he had felt this crash as if the door had been slammed
inside his very breast--stood for a moment without moving and then
shouted for Mrs. Brown. This was the steward's wife, his lucky
inspiration to make Flora comfortable. "Mrs. Brown! Mrs. Brown!"
At last she appeared from somewhere. "Mrs. Anthony has come on
board. Just gone into the cabin. Hadn't you better see if you can