"Of course not; but Ella waited for me; I suppose she did not want to return to her lonely house. She seemed so glad when I came in that she made up her mind to stay with me all night."
"Oh! But she didn't stay with you?"
"Of course not, when her husband appeared. It was so funny--so startling."
"So funny--so startling! Yes, it must have been--funny."
"Ella was wearing such a lovely frock--covered with diamonds. I wish that you had seen her."
"I never saw anything so lovely. I told her that it was a bridal toilet."
"We thought it such a pity that it should be wasted. She didn't go to the opera, of course."
"Oh, no! When her husband came in with papa, about midnight, we laughed and said that her dressing herself in that way was an inspiration; that something told her that he was returning."