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The second proposal

Oh, Mina dear, I can't help crying, so you must excuse me for getting this letter all blotted. Being proposed to is very nice of course. But it isn't a happy thing when you have to see a poor fellow, someone who you know loves you honestly, going away and looking all broken-hearted. And I know that, no matter what he may say at the moment, I am passing out of his life. My dear, I must stop here at present, I feel so miserable, though I am so happy.

It is now evening. Arthur has just gone, and I feel in better spirits than I was when I left off writing to you. So now I can go on telling you about the day.