A New Sensation

Albert Ross

[...] I liked her, in spite of her cruel conduct yes, I liked her very much and it did me an immense amount of good to sense the taint of jealousy in her words and manner. Statia Barton, I replied, taking a step that brought me to her side, it all lies with you. Again I ask you to be my wife and go with me on the journey my doctor declares I must take at once. If you refuse to guard and protect me you have no right to say that some one else shall be prevented from doing so. She trembled, and I thought she was about to relent. My heart gave a quick bound, only to be stilled by[...].