CECILIA DE NOËL
"There is no revelation but that of science," said Atherley.
It was after dinner in the drawing-room. From the cold of the early spring night, closed shutters and drawn curtains carefully protected us; shaded lamps and a wood fire diffused an exquisite twilight; we breathed a mild and even balmy atmosphere scented with hothouse flowers.
"And this revelation completely satisfies all reasonable... more...