deal of uneasiness. Certain visitors may be received, certain preferences shown, which expose young women to remark, and which are enough to drive out of their senses even those husbands who are least disposed to be jealous."
"Ah! now we are coming to the real point at last, and not without some difficulty. You speak of frequent visits, and certain preferences - very good; for the last hour we have been beating about the bush, and at last you have broached the true question."
"Well then, yes – "
"This is more serious than I thought. It is possible, then, that Madame can have given you grounds for these complaints against her?"
"What, your wife, married only four days ago, prefers some other person to yourself? Take care, Philip, you exaggerate your grievances; in wishing to prove everything, you prove nothing."