“Mrs. Sharpland said Miss Pigot put her hand on your thigh and lolled with her head on your shoulder,” Mr. Trevelyan says. “She said Miss Pigot was bold, rude and in close conversation with you. Do you remember that?”
The very idea is an insult. “Nothing of the kind occurred. Miss Pigot and I spoke together, and she whispered to me when I happened to be in the room during the day but there was no physical contact or levity.”
“Do you remember about this time there was a dinner party at Mr. Steele’s?”
I remember. I was looking forward to the dinner party. Miss Pigot would be there and Mr. Steele always served good food. When I arrived, Miss Pigot wasn’t there yet and I had to chat with Mr. Hastie. Mr. Trevelyan gives me a long look as if reminding me to answer the question.
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