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EDANA. Oh, I'm so glad !

DR. C. (with a sudden light of hope in his face).
Glad ? (Looks at her again with anxious interrogation. )
Glad ? (She nods.) Miss Hinde, what do you mean ?

EDANA. I cannot marry him. (DR. CAREY'S face
brightens with the utmost excitement of hope.) I must
write and tell him. Dr. Carey, if he knows that our
engagement is broken off and that I can never see
him again, will it harm him? Will it drive him to
despair and worse ?

DR. C. No.

EDANA. You're sure?



ACT iv THE PHYSICIAN 105

DR. C. Quite sure. Miss Hinde, three days before
we sailed, he left me. I feared what had happened.
I saw no more of him till an hour before the ship was
due to leave. He came on board a perfect wreck ; he

had been sleeping in the rain, and was very ill

EDANA. Go on.

DR. C. He had a few days of awful agony and
remorse, and then pneumonia set in. He passed
away very peacefully (wedding hymn in church), and
asked me to beg you to forgive him.

EDANA. I forgive him. And you what will you
do?

DR. C. I go to India, unless unless

(He holds out his arms to her with a gesture
of longing entreaty. She goes to him very
simply. He utters a great cry of satisfied
love as she falls into his arms.)

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