What were these dangers to which she was even now
exposed, and from which Mr Westray was to shield her? She asked
herself the question formally, though she knew the answer all the while.
Her own heart had told her enough of late, to remove all difficulty in
reading between Mr Westray's lines.
What were these dangers? Even if she hadn't really thought about it, consciously, she knew what they were in her heart, she knew at an emotional level...and it had been her heart, not her mind, that had repeatedly nagged at her, telling her over and over lately, that really there was no enigmatic message. Mr. Westray may not have spelt it out in the letter, but her heart knew exactly what these dangers were - "she knew the answer all the while."