At last they left the house behind them, the prince carrying his bundle.
“The answer — quick — the answer!” said Gania, the instant they were outside. “What did she say? Did you give the letter?” The prince silently held out the note. Gania was struck motionless with amazement.
“How, what? my letter?” he cried. “He never delivered it! I might have guessed it, oh!
curse him! Of course she did not understand what I meant, naturally! Why — why — why didn’t you give her the note, you — ”
“Excuse me; I was able to deliver it almost immediately after receiving your commission, and I gave it, too, just as