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remote contingency, awaken the smallest excitement in any
person breathing.

Kate read on.
‘“Cherizette,” said the Lady Flabella, inserting her mouse-like
feet in the blue satin slippers, which had unwittingly occasioned
the half-playful half-angry altercation between herself and the
youthful Colonel Befillaire, in the Duke of Mincefenille’s salon de
danse on the previous night. “Cherizette, ma chère, donnez-moi de
l’eau-de-Cologne, s’il vous plaît, mon enfant.”

‘“Merci--thank you,” said the Lady Flabella, as the lively but
devoted Cherizette plentifully besprinkled with the fragrant
compound the Lady Flabella’s mouchoir of finest cambric, edged
with richest lace, and emblazoned at the four corners with the
Flabella crest, and gorgeous heraldic bearings of that noble family.
Merci--that will do.”

‘At this instant, while the Lady Flabella yet inhaled that
delicious fragrance by holding the mouchoir to her exquisite, but
thoughtfully-chiselled nose, the door of the boudoir (artfully
concealed by rich hangings of silken damask, the hue of Italy’s
firmament) was thrown open, and with noiseless tread two valets-
de-chambre, clad in sumptuous liveries of peach-blossom and gold,
advanced into the room followed by a page in bas de soie--silk
stockings--who, while they remained at some distance making the
most graceful obeisances, advanced to the feet of his lovely
mistress, and dropping on one knee presented, on a golden salver
gorgeously chased, a scented billet.

‘The Lady Flabella, with an agitation she could not repress,
hastily tore off the envelope and broke the scented seal. It was
from Befillaire--the young, the slim, the low-voiced--her own

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