A Little Princess
"I think I have made notes enough; we can go now," he said. "The Sahib Carrisford has a
warm heart. It is a thousand pities that he has not found the lost child."
"If he should find her his strength would be restored to him," said Ram Dass. "His God
may lead her to him yet."
Then they slipped through the skylight as noiselessly as they had entered it. And, after he
was quite sure they had gone, Melchisedec was greatly relieved, and in the course of a
few minutes felt it safe to emerge from his hole again and scuffle about in the hope that
even such alarming human beings as these might have chanced to carry crumbs in their
pockets and drop one or two of them.