3-4 October, Later
I must have fallen asleep, for
I was awakened by Mina, who was sitting up in bed, with a startled look on her
face. I could see easily, for we did not leave the room in darkness. She had placed
a warning hand over my mouth, and now she whispered in my ear, "Hush! There
is someone in the corridor!" I got up softly, and crossing the room, gently
opened the door.
Just outside, stretched on a mattress, lay Mr. Morris,
wide awake. He raised a warning hand for silence as he whispered to me, "Hush!
Go back to bed. It is all right. One of us will be here all night. We don't mean
to take any chances!"
His look and gesture forbade discussion, so I
came back and told Mina. She sighed and positively a shadow of a smile stole over
her poor, pale face as she put her arms round me and said softly, "Oh, thank
God for good brave men!" With a sigh she sank back again to sleep. I write
this now as I am not sleepy, though I must try again.