A sigh of relief came from Miss Cheyne's lips and she met the peculiar look of her servant with one equally significant.
The secretary ran for Mrs. Cheyne's doctor, who found Cheyne pacing to and fro.
Cheyne laid his hand upon her arm, and his voice trembled a little.
"A sailor found them by the flagstaff that—that night," sobbed Mrs. Cheyne.
Her reason for leaving early was to warn Amory that guests might be expected at Cheyne Walk that evening.
"Hire a substitute," suggested Cheyne, to see what Harvey would say.
Why, every jewel thief in Europe will be after them, don't you agree with me, Miss Cheyne?
Cheyne addressed himself to her, and she gave consent wearily.
“That is quite convincing,” Cheyne said, with somewhat suspicious gravity.
It's close in along with them Dagoes, an' the fresh air will fresh Mrs. Cheyne up.
Cheyne (chān, chā'nē), John. 1777-1836.
Scottish physician who described (1818) the breathing irregularity now known as Cheyne-Stokes respiration.