384 IN A WINTER CITY.
to remain calm requfred an immense income;
money alone was harmony.
Lord Clafrvaux Ughted a very big cigar, and
gmmbled that it had been horrible to have to
leave England in the Epsom month, but that
he thanked goodness that it was the last of
her caprices that he would be worried with ; and
he hoped that this ItaUan would Uke them when
he had had a year or two of them.
" I don*t know, though, but what it is the only
sensible caprice she ever did have in her life;
eh?** he added; "except buying Escargot and
giving him to me after the races—^you remem¬
ber ?—Hang it, I've never seen such a ChantiUy
before or since as that was ! "
"We never do see such a race as the one
that we happen to win,** murmured M. de St.
" Of course it's an awful cropper to take, and
all that; but I'm not sure but what she's done
a wise thing, though aU the women are howling
at her Uke mad," continued Lord Clafrvaux;
" a woman can*t Uve for ever on chiffons, you