" She does, Effie; she does indeed," said little Phil, running up to his elder sister, and clasping
his arms round her light blue dress.
She deserves all the happiness you and I can give her, and if she is willing to receive me, some day, as a daughter"- Gilbert interrupted her words by clasping
her in his arms.
If it was me, replied Amy, do you think I'd be sitting there clasping
my hands agonisedly?