"I am so interested," continued Mrs. Pomfret; "it is so unusual in America for a gentleman to be willing to undertake such a thing, to subject himself to low criticism, and to have his pure motives questioned. Mr. Crewe has rare courage--I have always said so. And we are all going to put our shoulder to the wheel, and help him all we can."
There was one clever man there who was quick to see his opportunity, and seize it for his newspaper.
"And are you going to help Mr. Crewe in his campaign, Mrs. Pomfret?"
"Most assuredly," answered Mrs. Pomfret. "Women in this country could do so much if they only would. You know," she added, in her most winning manner, "you know that a woman can often get a vote when a man can't."
"And you, and--other ladies will go around to the public meetings?"
"Why not, my friend; if Mr. Crewe has no objection? and I can conceive of none."
"You would have an organization of society ladies to help Mr. Crewe?"
"That's rather a crude way of putting it," answered Mrs. Pomfret, with her glasses raised judicially. -"Women in what you call I society are, I am glad to say, taking an increasing interest in politics. They are beginning to realize that it is a duty."