Icaught a glimpse of Pamela patting her hair as she passed a mirror,slim and
swift as a dryad.
I changed into breeches, cut afew sandwiches, and set out for
the high Downs.
If he were allowed to make the experiment something
But I would beg of you to say a wordon my behalf to Sir Robert
He had grievances against the Budget, the new ratinglaw, and the
Governments agricultural policy. The experiment is to be the finalproof of his
discovery. III did not have a good night; I rarely do when I have
beenoverworking. Couldnt you put alittle sense into her head?
Nay, I believed
at the bottom of my heart thatsomething would happen.
I shall not speak to them
as I have spoken to you. There cant be much lookingbackward in your life. This
is going to be a very peaceful party. Well, Sir Vidas came down all right, and
Reggie fell onhis head and nearly cracked his skull. Dinner that evening was a
pleasanter meal for me. At this I protested, but he was quick to reassure me.
It must all be kept deadlysecret, of course.
There was a shadow ofanxiety at
the back of my mind.
It appeared that he was deeply inlove, and that she was
toying with his young heart.
Forgive me, Mollie dear, she said, but I must
carry him off. They were talking on the windowseat, and when I entered they
suddenly stopped. It was as a crowning proof that he wished an experiment
atFlambard. He dropped his voice as Evelyn Flambard and his terriers
camenoisily into the room. It has somethingto do with a new theory of Time. She
led me to a young man who was standing near the door.
It is the world to
whichwe penetrate after death.
When I asked him about Professor Moe he replied
with a respectfulgurgle. There cant be much lookingbackward in your life. He
wanted the hungry and the forward-looking.
You dont mean to say youve got him
at Flambard? Buthe was very particular about the people he wanted.
Then I must
have lain awake till the little chill before dawn whichgenerally sends me to
sleep. But look here,Sally, I dont like this experiment business.
Oh, but you
are wrong, he said seriously.
I asked him what form his experiment would take.