This is a romance book. 'Then, sir, that the doctor should have spoken and acted thus, is only another and a stronger reason for believing him to have been deranged in his last moments! You need give yourself no farther trouble! I shall act upon the authority of this instrument which I hold in my hand, ' replied Colonel Le Noir, haughtily. 'Then, as the depository of the dying man's last wishes and as the next friend of his injured daughter, I shall make an appeal to the Orphans' Court, ' said Doctor Williams, coldly. 'You can do as you please about that; but in the mean time, acting upon the authority of the will, I shall to-morrow morning set out with my ward for my own home. ' 'There may be time to arrest that journey, ' said Doctor Williams, arising and taking his hat to go. In the passage he met Mrs. Rocke.