Miss Pink leaned back in her chair, at the exact angle permitted by the laws of propriety; rested her left elbow on the palm of her right hand, and lightly supported her cheek with her forefinger and thumb.
Troy had not been a lawyer--in other words, if he had not been professionally capable of persisting in his own course, in the face of every conceivable difficulty and discouragement--Miss Pink might have remained in undisturbed possession of her own opinions.
Miss Pink had not expected to receive such an answer as this.
That is a matter of opinion," Miss Pink interposed.
If Lady Lydiard believes in my niece's innocence," said Miss Pink, suddenly sitting bolt upright in her chair, "why has my niece been compelled, in justice to herself, to leave Lady Lydiard's house?
At the same moment, Isabel burst into the room in a state of excitement which actually ignored the formidable presence of Miss Pink.
Miss Pink rose slowly, with a dignity that looked capable of adequately receiving--not one noble lady only, but the whole peerage of England.
Troy kept his place, and privately enjoyed his triumph over Miss Pink.
Cobb solemnly, as he remounted his perch; and as the stage rumbled down the village street between the green maples, those who looked from their windows saw a little brown elf in buff calico sitting primly on the back seat holding a great bouquet tightly in one hand and a pink
parasol in the other.
Glorvina sported the killing pink
frock, and the Major, who attended the party and walked very ruefully up and down the rooms, never so much as perceived the pink