LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY 345
Eva did not speak ; her eyes were fixed and thoughtful, for a few moments.
" At any rate/' she said, " dear cousin, do love poor Dodo, and be kind to him, for my sake ! "
" I could love anything, for your sake, dear cousin ; for I really think you are the loveliest creature that I ever saw ! " And Henrique spoke with an earnestness that flushed his handsome face. Eva received it with perfect simplicity, without even a change of feature; merely saying, " I 'm glad you feel so, dear Henrique ! I hope you will remember."
The dinner-bell put an end to the interview.