You and launce are coming to dinner, and I will see that you have your little private opportunities of retirement afterward.
"One doesn't often hear a story like that of your rescue," said Mr. launce.
At the same moment Natalie laid down her knife and softly touched launce under the table.
Mrs. launce turned to Darrin, who had just turned back from the port rail.
Lady Winwood took the fan from launce with one hand, and took Natalie's arm with the other.
"That cannot be helped," replied Mr. launce, as stiffly as ever.
"Mrs. launce has spoken, and has no more to say," broke in the unruffled voice of Caleb launce.
"We don't care to eat with you, sir," Mr. launce replied, bluntly.
Mr. and Mrs. launce were in the passage-way, and Captain Kennor could be heard stirring in his cabin.
Peter, of course, plainly understood the things that dear Mrs. launce intended.