During the remainder of the day my tutor’s mind was agitated in the extreme; a variety of painful sensations, all of which were tinctured with resentment and augmented by curiosity, told him, that there was something strangely mysterious in the conduct of Lady Aubrey, and the language of Lafond. At one moment he resolved to avail himself of the situation in which he might convict my aunt from her own mouth; but honour and the laws of propriety condemned the suggestion; and he had not resolution to act basely, even in the cause of virtue and humanity.