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Chapter Seventeen. Peggy is lost.
Arthur Saville waited in vain by the schoolroom fire, for his sister did not join him. And when he entered the dining-room in response to the summons of the gong, she had not yet made her appearance.
Mrs Asplin looked at him with uplifted brows.
“Where is Peggy?”
“I don’t know. I haven’t seen her since she went upstairs. The little wretch can’t have hurried very much.”
“She hasn’t been with you, then! Never mind, there is plenty of time to come. She must be making a special toilet for your benefit.”
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Mary left the room, was absent a short time, and
came back with an extraordinary statement.
“Miss Peggy is not in her room, ma’am.”
“Not in her room! Then she must have come downstairs. Perhaps she didn’t hear the gong. Just look in the schoolroom, Mary, and in the other rooms too, and tell her to come at once.”
Another few minutes passed, and back again came Mary, looking flushed and mysterious.
“I can’t see Miss Peggy anywhere, ma’am. She has not come downstairs.”
“You have looked in the drawing-room—Mr Asplin’s study?”
“Did you go upstairs again?”
“No, ma’am. I had looked there before.”