PART THREE - A YOUNG WOMAN AT THORNFIELD
Mr. Rochester's Secrets
"What! Are you leaving me already!"he said. He looked surprised, although he had just told me to go.
"You said I should go to my room, sir."
"But not without a kind word or two first! Why, you've saved my life, Jane. I don't like to owe anyone anything, but with you it's different. I'm happy to owe you my life." Suddenly he took both my hands in his. "When I first saw you, Jane, I knew that you would be good for me. I saw it in your eyes when I met you. I was right to like your smile and your face."He spoke softly, and there was a strange light in his eyes.
"I'm glad I was awake, sir," I said. I was trembling, and I knew I could not control my feelings much longer. I needed time to think. But he still held on to my hands, looking at me. Then I thought of a way to leave.
"Sir, I think I hear the servants moving."I said.
"Well, leave me then,"he said, and let go of my hands.
I could not sleep for the rest of the night. My mind was full of strange ideas and deep emotions. I felt that I was falling in love with Mr. Rochester, even though he was mysterious sometimes.