"The same woman whom I saw before; dressed in the same color, in pale blue."
Captain Bervie positively insisted on receiving clearer information than this. "Surely you can see _something_ of her personal appearance?" he said.
"I can see that she has long dark-brown hair, falling below her waist. I can see that she has lovely dark-brown eyes. She has the look of a sensitive nervous person. She is quite young. I can see no more."
"Look again at the man who is putting the ring on her finger," said the Captain. "Are you sure that the face you see is the face of Mr. Percy Linwood?"
Captain Bervie rose from his chair.
"Thank you, madam," he said to the Doctor's mother. "I have heard enough."
He walked to the door. Mr. Percy Linwood dropped Doctor Lagarde's hand, and appealed to the retiring Captain with a broad stare of astonishment.
"You don't really believe this?" he said.