’He shall give it me again. Hear what I have done. I have seen that American lady.’
‘Yes;—I have been to her. She is a wonderful woman.’
‘And she has told you wonderful lies.’
’Why should she lie to me? She has told me no lies. She said nothing in his favour.’
‘I can well believe that. What can any one say in his favour?’
’But she told me that which has assured me that Mr Montague has never behaved badly to me. I shall write to him at once. If you like I will show you the letter.’
‘Any letter to him, I will tear,’ said Lady Carbury, full of anger.
’Mamma, I have...