"A happy life," Miss Dulane repeated, "because it will be an innocent life." She laid a certain emphasis on the last word but one.
Mrs. Newsham resented the emphasis, and rose to go. Her last words were the bitterest words that she had spoken yet.
"You have secured such a truly remarkable husband, my dear, that I am emboldened to ask a great favor. Will you give me his lordship's photograph?"
"No," said Miss Dulane, "I won't give you his lordship's photograph."
"What is your objection, Matilda?"
"A very serious objection, Elizabeth. You are not pure enough in mind to be worthy of my husband's photograph."
With that reply the first of the remonstrances assumed hostile proportions, and came to an untimely end.
THE second remonstrance was reserved for a happier fate. It took its rise in a conversation between two men who were old and true friends. In other words, it led to no quarreling.