22 IN A WINTER CITY.
" I have seen her before at the Tmleries and at
TrouviUe, but I do not know her at aU. I was
" That will arrange itself easily," said the Due
de St. Louis, who was one of those who had
raised their hats ; " Maremma is perfectly right;
it is in every way the very thing for you. Moi,
je m'en charge."
The Duca della Eocca shrugged his shoulders
a very little, and lighted a fresh cigar. But his
face grew grave, and he looked thoughtfully
after the black horses, and the white and black
At the English reception that night, which
the Lady Hilda disdainfully likened in her own
mind to a penal settlement, M. de St. Louis,
whom she knew very well, begged to be permitted
to present to her his friend the Duca della
She was dressed like a mediaeval saint of a
morning ; at night she was a mediaeval princess.
She had femlle morte velvet slashed with the
palest of ambers; a high fraise; sleeves of the
renaissance; pointed shoes, and a great many