LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY 277
little new carriage," she said, catching his hand. " But what 's the matter, Tom ? — you look sober."
" I feel bad. Miss Eva," said Tom, sorrowfully. " But I '11 get the horses for you."
u But do tell me, Tom, what is the matter. I saw you talking to cross old Prue."
Tom, in simple, earnest phrase, told Eva the woman's history. She did not exclaim, or wonder, or weep, as other children do. Her cheeks grew pale, and a deep, earnest shadow passed over her eyes. She laid both hands on her bosom, and sighed heavily.