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CHAPTER X

footman pulled out the two ends, smoothed them and hurried off to help the butler with the dinner table.
" Thanks very much," said Denis. He wondered what the man thought of him and whether he would tell the butler, and whether he ought to have given him anything on the spot, as Lord Periton had tipped the waiter in the tent. He would never be able to look the man in the face again. Whenever he brought him anything, he would be thinking, " I don't mind doing this for you, as it's my job. But who couldn't tie his tie ? And who pretended it was the tie's fault ? And who had never seen a black tie before ?" He might even tell the butler that his young gentlemanpreferred the Bible to The First Hundred Thousand. However, the tie was tied. Denis did not notice a faint smudge where the footman's fingers had rested on his shirt front. And he had not noticed, when the deity bent over him, that his breath smelt strongly of onions. He slipped on his dinner jacket and looked at himself in the glass. Pretty smart. He felt equal to all the night clubs of London. He danced a few steps on the bedroom carpet. In his room at Wren's he had been practising in the way Lady Bridget had shown him. Apparently a clean handkerchief was usual at dinner. He took it from the dressing table, arranged it temptingly in his breast pocket and opened the door. Silence. He padded down three flights of stairs and went into the drawing-room. It was empty. Could he have missed the gong ? He stood listening, while the hideous ormolu clock beat out the seconds. Then he hurried downstairs and peered into the dining-room. A long narrow table sparkled with glass and silver. A tail-coated figure was busy at the sideboard. Before it could turn, Denis crept out and upstairs again. As he reached the drawing-room, Lady Periton appeared on the stairs. She was in a dark red satin dress, with a single string of pearls. She sank slowly on the stairs like a passenger on an escalator.
" Hullo, Denis. You're down early," she said.
" I thought I was going to be late," said Denis.
There was no ceremony about the Periton household

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