It is a story book. She had invested in a husband with a view of laying him away for a rainy day--that is to say, for such time as her master and mistress should cease to need her services; for she had promised on more than one occasion to remain with the old people as long as they lived. Indeed, if Mr. O'Rourke had come to her and said in so many words, 'The day you marry me you must leave the Bilkins family', there is very little doubt but Margaret would have let that young sea-monster slip back unmated, so far as she was concerned, into his native element. The contingency never entered into her calculations. She the had brought Ulysses to her island should take him off again after a decent interval of honeymoon.