390 At the Back of the North Wind
"No. Why should I?" he answered. "I only felt a little cold."
11 Did she stay long?"
"I don't know. I fell asleep again. I think I have
been rather cold ever since
though," he added with a smile.
I did not quite like this, but I said nothing. . Fourdays after, I called again at the Mound. The maid who opened the door looked grave, but I suspected nothing. When I reached the drawing-room, I saw Mrs. Raymond had been crying. "Haven't you heard?" she said, seeing my questioning looks.
" I've heard nothing," I answered. "This morning we found our dear little Diamond lying on the floor of the big attic-room, just outside his own door—fast asleep, as we thought. But when we took him up, we did not think he was asleep. We saw that-----"