"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."
"Probably a telegram from Paris had told her; that was the source of her inspiration."
"Oh, no! what was so funny about the matter was that Mr. Linton's servant bungled sending the telegram, so that Ella knew nothing of his coming."