thing going to be done for me?"
"Of course not. What do you want? That Foster boy again? Don't look down and blush, it makes me sick. All right, perhaps, if there's room. He's a nice, decorative boy, but remember they don't dance at dinner, and that's the only thing he can do."
"Indeed it isn't!" cried Daphne.
"I'm very sorry to hear it. Suppose Foster's engaged, or at Aldershot?"
"He won't be. It's too sweet of Romer not going. Did you marry him because you knew he would do whatever you told him?"
"I don't think it was that so much," said Valentia, thoughtfully, trying on the hat in front of the glass. "I thought he was a strong silent man, a man with an orange up his sleeve, as it were. But I've never seen the orange."
"How funny of you! I should hate a mysterious person. You don't want your husband to be a kind of conjurer."
"Yes, I do, as long as he doesn't wear a conjurer's evening dress. I like being surprised. Now let's go and surprise Harry at his studi
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