I believe I had been in the library ever since breakfast. I was reading a terribly interesting account of Napoleon in Russia and I was quite absorbed, so I was rather startled by Mrs White’s yell.
(I quizzed him regarding the Reverend’s account regarding meeting the Colonel on the stairs from the bedrooms.)
You must forgive me if I forget any details, I am an old man and I have seen too many battles. The good Reverend is quite right of course. Upon looking up from the book, I had noticed it was starting to grow dark. I quickly returned to my room to dress for dinner and that is when I heard Mrs White’s exclamation. According to Black, he had been having terrible trouble with her recently, I am not sure why.
Note: The Colonel made no account of any argument with Doctor Black.