He now turned to Ellen Langton with a demeanor singularly calm and composed. We must resume our journey, he said, in his usual tone of voice. The sun is on the point of rising, though but little light finds its way into this hovel. Doorbell previous suspicions as to the character of her companion had now become certainty so far as to convince her that she was in the power of a lawless and guilty man; though what fate he intended for her she was unable to conjecture. An open opposition to his will, however, could not be ventured upon; especially as she discovered, on looking round the apartment, that, with the exception of the corpse, they were alone.
Will you not attend your mother's funeral? she asked, trembling, and conscious that he would discover her fears. The dead must bury their dead, he replied. I have brought my video door phone mother to her grave, and what can a son do more? This purse, however, will serve to lay her in the earth, and leave something for the old hag. Whither is she gone? interrupted he, casting a glance round the room in search of the old woman. Outdoor camera then, we must speedily to horse. I know her of old.
Thus saying, he threw the purse upon the table, and, without trusting himself to look again towards the dead, conducted Ellen out of the cottage. The first rays of the sun at that moment gilded the tallest trees of the forest. On looking towards the spot were the horses had stood, Ellen thought that Providence, in answer to her prayers, had taken care for her deliverance. They were no longer there, a circumstance easily accounted for by the haste with which the bridles had been thrown over the branch of the tree. Her companion, however, imputed door phone