LoED CiiATEVAUX arrived in time for Madame
MUa's dinner. He was an affectionate and sunny-
tempered man ; he did not notice that his sister
did not once say she was glad to see him.
DeUa Eocca did notice it, with that delicate
mierring Italian perception, which is as fine as a
needle and as subtle as mercury.
He saw, too, that something had come over
her; some cloud; some change; she had lost
much of her proud serenity, and she looked at
him now and then with what seemed to him
almost like contrition ; she avoided being alone
with bim ; he was troubled at it, but not alarmed;
he knew very weU that she loved him. He let