" Of course he lied
or she lied,"
they say, " but don't for anything in the world let them know that we said so or that you know anything about it."
" A woman lied
to me about it," she said slowly.
I felt that the fellow lied,
for he would not have time to learn the result of the message before meeting with the Orion; for that would not appear until the Orion had sailed away.