"He knows all about Mr. Munson," was her reply. "Indeed, the latter is his most intimate friend. I suppose my cousin is indulging in a little natural curiosity concerning this destroyer of masculine peace, and if ever a man could do so in safety he can."
"Reckon not. Mout have. I've nussed mo' cap'ins than I kin reckerlect."
"Any and every time which gives me a chance to see you. Who should know that better than you?"
"Why, certainly, I supposed you expected to stay with us, of course," said Mrs. Alford, heartily.
For a few moments they walked on in silence. Then Mr. Stanhope turned, and with some hesitation said:
"I reckon. Will he tek me to anuther hospital?"