"Bill—Him that I told the young lady of before."
"You were not suspected of holding any communication with anybody on the subject which has brought us here tonight, I hope?" asked the old gentleman anxiously.
"No," replied the girl, shaking her head. "It 's not very easy for me to leave him unless he knows why; I couldn't have seen the lady when I did, but that I gave him a drink of laudanum before I came away."
"Did he awake before you returned?" inquired the gentleman.
"No; and neither he nor any of them suspect me."
"Good," said the gentleman. "Now listen to me."
"I am ready," replied the girl, as he paused for a moment.
"This young lady," the gentleman began, "has communicated to me and some other friends who can be safely trusted, what you told her nearly a fortnight since. I confess to you