For Kate proved as unreasonable as any weak, hysterical girl, and, rebuffing
her at every turn, finally broke into such a storm of bitter self- reviling as to leave her sister helpless.
Each rather drew back from the decided step of knocking at the door; but with a rebuffing
shake at his own folly, Philip was the one to give a loud single rap.
Sit down, responded Clancy, his intention of rebuffing
the intruder changing as he saw the smile.