'I am in pain all over,' she said, and suddenly her face lit up with a smile.
'You will be well,' said he. 'Pray!'
'What is the use of praying? I have prayed and it does no good'--and she continued to smile. 'I want you to pray for me and lay your hands on me. I saw you in a dream.'
'I saw you put your hands on my breast like that.' She took his hand and pressed it to her breast. 'Just here.'
He yielded his right hand to her.
'What is your name?' he asked, trembling all over and feeling that he was overcome and that his desire had already passed beyond control.
She took his hand and kissed it, and then put her arm round his waist and pressed him to herself.
'What are you doing?' he said. 'Marie, you are a devil!'