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CHAPTER XVII - THINGS HAPPEN !

" Madelaine, my dear," cried the Colonel anxiously. " What is wrong ? "
She made a desperate effort to pull herself together ; but she had always been a highly-strung sort of creature, and she found that it was almost beyond her task. Quick-witted, however, she realised that she must do something to hide the terror she had shown at the mention of her dreaded enemy. She was wearing rather a large diamond-and-sapphire brooch low in her corsage, and with a quick movement she pressed her thumb against the point. The blood spurted into her hand in a moment, and spread rapidly over her frock.
In alarm the Colonel seized her hand.
" What have you done ?" he cried. " Cut yourself ? "
The sting of the pin had given her a momentary quickening of the pulses and supplied the stimulus she needed.
" It's all right, dear," she whispered. " I only caught my hand on this brooch."
" I've told you about that beastly pin before," her husband said. " Come now, drink this."
Gerry, who knew his way about, had seized a decanter of brandy from the dining-room and now arrived with the stimulant for her. He looked at her curiously as she drank it. He was not deceived one bit
-he had seen her prick laerself !
Soon Madelaine Kenton was able to leave them and go and rest. Her heart was beating furiously in absolute terror. Why had Gerry Dalton spoken about the Comte ? Surely he had not found out? But no ! She decided it was impossible !
" She's all nerves just now," said the Colonel, whe1' he had returned to Gerry after seeing her safely to her room.
" Well, I'm glad I didn't mention, when she was here, what I really wanted to tell you," said Gerry

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