Duchess considered and considered and read Ribby' s letter again--
Duchess was quite delighted with her own cleverness!
Duchess," the General declared, "those Japanese on their queer little horses went through the enemy like wind through a cornfield.
The Duchess shut up her lorgnettes with a snap, and held out her hand to a newcomer who had come from behind the palms.
[Coming down back of table.] I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.
I never heard of her, Duchess. And what HAS she to do with me?
"And what does she get annoyed with you about, Duchess?"
"Not with women," said the duchess, shaking her head; "and women rule the world.
then tell me who you are, and get along with you upon your journey," replied the duchess
, with the gayety which made her so charming, "for I am sufficiently in bad odor already, without compromising myself still more."
`They all can,' said the Duchess
; `and most of 'em do.'
I really believe, dear Duchess
, that we should be better off if you could persuade him to go and live upon his estates."
My squire, God's curse upon him, is better at unloosing his tongue in talking impertinence than in tightening the girths of a saddle to keep it steady; but however I may be, allen or raised up, on foot or on horseback, I shall always be at your service and that of my lady the duchess
, your worthy consort, worthy queen of beauty and paramount princess of courtesy."