CHAPTER I. THE NEW-COMERS.
"If you please, mum," said the voice of a domestic from somewhere round the angle of the door, "number three is moving in."
Two little old ladies, who were sitting at either side of a table, sprang to their feet with ejaculations of interest, and rushed to the window of the sitting-room.
"Take care, Monica dear," said one, shrouding herself in the lace curtain; "don't let them see us.
"No, no, Bertha. We must not... more...