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“Why do you come to me?” Gala breathed.
“Cease your shivering. Do you think me a ghost?”
Gala answered nothing.
“Well,” said the woman, “I am not. So please – do not fear me.”
“You still have not told me why you come.”
“I come,” said the woman, taking a step nearer, “to tell you a story.”
With this single step, she came to share with Gala the pool of silver shine which fell across the floor. Her face was revealed; and Gala’s eyes widened.
“You see something that frightens you?” the woman asked with a smile.
Gala shook her head. “No,” she answered. “I have only heard that you are very beautiful.”
“And you think the opinion a wrong one?”
The woman was silent for a moment; and Gala made use of the silence, to study her face. It had clearly seen the passing of many years. Much of its smooth softness had worn away; but in place of that, there was come a noble, elegant regality which was very overwhelming to look upon. Dark hair was bound up tightly, and black eyes burned in the moonlight . . .