Excerpt from A Daughter of Heth, Vol. 2 of 2: A Novel
The skipper received his orders. Fortunately, although the day was lowering and dismal, the wind did not rise, and they had a comparatively smooth passage southwards. The Minister remained on deck, anxious and disturbed; Lady Drum was in attend ance on Coquette.
The Minister grew impatient and a triﬂe alarmed when no news came from his niece. At last he went below and knocked at the door of her state room. Lady Drum came out, shut the door behind her, and went with the Minister along into the saloon.
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