entirely, and such a stillness reigned all about us as
it? Burn my body! Do you know who you are, and what you are?'
'Oh, yes, I know all about it,' replied the girl, laughing
hysterically; and shaking her head from side to side, with a poor
'Well, then, keep quiet,' rejoined Sikes, with a growl like that
he was accustomed to use when addressing his dog, 'or I'll quiet
you for a good long time to come.'
The girl laughed again: even less composedly than before; and,
darting a hasty look at Sikes, turned her face aside, and bit her