open jaws was running after me, and I could not get out of the water."
"Then—have you not recollected anything?"
"I fear not, Frank. I shall see as the day goes on."
But the day went on, and no recollection upon the point came back to Major Raynor. He "slept upon it" a second night, and still with the same result.
"I am very sorry, my boy," he said, grasping Frank's hand at parting, as they stood alone together on the grass-plot for a moment. "Goodness knows, I'd tell you if I could. Should the remembrance come to me later—and I dare say it will: I don't see why it should not—I'll write off at once to you at Trennach. Meanwhile, you may safely count on one thing—that the sum's a good one."
"You think so?" said Frank.
"I more than think so; I'm next door to sure of it. It's in the thousands. Yes, I feel certain of that."