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CHAPTER II - Tea party in Tlacolula

`Jade!' snarled the Judge. `Jade's green, not black. That's obsidian.'
`Jade can be black,' said Kate. `I've got a lovely little black tortoise of jade from China.'
`You can't have. Jade's bright green.'
`But there's white jade too. I know there is.'
The judge was silent from exasperation for a few moments, then he snapped:
`Jade's bright green.'
Owen, who had the ears of a lynx, had heard.
`What's that?' he said.
`Surely there's more than green jade!' said Kate.
`What!' cried Owen. `More! Why there's every imaginable tint - white, rose, lavender -'
`And black?' said Kate.
`Black? Oh yes, quite common. Why you should see my collection. The most beautiful range of colour! Only green jade! Ha-ha-ha!' - and he laughed a rather stage laugh.
They had come to the stairs, which were old stone, waxed and polished in some way till they were a glittering black.
`I'll catch hold of your arm down here,' said the judge to young Henry. `This staircase is a death-trap.'
Mrs Norris heard without comment. She only tilted her pince-nez on her sharp nose.
In the archway downstairs, Don Ramon and the General took their leave. The rest trailed on into the garden.
Evening was falling. The garden was drawn up tall, under the huge dark trees on the one side, and the tall, reddish-andyellow house on the other. It was like being at the bottom of some dusky, flowering garden down in Hades. Hibiscus hung scarlet from the bushes, putting out yellow bristling tongues. Some roses were scattering scentless petals on the twilight, and lonely-looking carnations hung on weak stalks. From a huge dense bush the mysterious white bells of the datura were suspended, large and silent, like the very ghosts of sound. And the datura scent was moving thick and noiseless from the tree, into the little alleys.
Mrs Burlap had hitched herself on to Kate, and from her silly, social baby-face was emitting searching questions.
'What hotel are you staying at?'

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