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Seeing that I meant business he made no reply, but turned upon
Marnham who had followed me.
"This is your work, you old villain," he said in a low voice that
was heavy with hate. "You promised your daughter to me. She is
engaged to me, and now I find her in this wanderer's arms."
"What have I to do with it?" said Marnham. "Perhaps she has
changed her mind. You had better ask her."
"There is no need to ask me," interrupted Heda, who now seemed to
have got her nerve again. "I _have_ changed my mind. I never
loved you, Dr. Rodd, and I will not marry you. I love Mr.
Anscombe here, and as he has asked me to be his wife I mean to