"I thought it might be suspicion of Mrs. Rook," she said. "Was I mistaken?"
"They were serious suspicions, I suppose?"
"Certainly! I should not otherwise have devoted my holiday-time to clearing them up."
"I am sorry to disappoint you," he began.
"But you would rather not answer my question," she interposed.
"I would rather hear you tell me if you have made any other guess."
"One more, Mr. Morris. I guessed that you had become acquainted with Sir Jervis Redwood."
"For the second time, Miss Emily, you have arrived at a sound conclusion. My one hope of finding opportunities for observing Sir Jervis's housekeeper depended on my chance of gaining admission to Sir Jervis's house."