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PART I - CHAPTER IX
LETTIE COMES OF AGE

`Couldn't resist it, though,' he continued.
`Remember your party last year-Girls turned UP?On the war-path, eh?' He pursed up his childish lips, and rubbed his fat chin.
Having removed his coat, and the white wrap which protected his collar, not to mention the snowflakes, which Rebecca took almost as an insult to herself-he seated his fat, hot body on a chair, and proceeded to take off lus gaiters and his boots. Then he donned his dancing-pumps, and I led him upstairs.
`Lord, I skimmed here like a swallow!' he continued -and I looked at his corpulence.
`Never met a soul, though they've had a snow-plough down the road. I saw the marks of a cart up the drive, so I guessed the Tempests were here. So Lettie 's put her nose in Tempest's nosebag-leaves nobody a chance, that-some women have rum taste-only they 're like ravens, they go for the gilding-don't blame 'em-only it leaves nobody a chance. Madie Howitt 's coming, I suppose?'
I ventured something about the snow.
`She 'll come,' he said, `if it 's up to the neck. Her mother saw me go past.'
He proceeded with his toilet. I told him that Leslie had sent the carriage for Alice and Madie. He slapped his fat legs, and exclaimed:
`Miss Gall-I smell sulphur! Beardsall, old boy, there's fun in the wind. Madie, and the coy little Tempest, and-' he hissed a line of a music-hall song through his teeth.
During all this he had straightened his cream-andlavender waistcoat :
`Little pink of a girl worked it for me-a real juicy little peach-chipped somehow or other'-he had arranged his white bow-he had drawn forth two rings, one a great signet, the other gorgeous with diamonds, and had adjusted them on his fat white fingers ; he had run his fingers delicately through his hair, which rippled backwards a trifle tawdrily-being fine and somewhat sapless; he had produced a box, containing a cream carnation with suitable greenery; he had flicked himself with a silk handkerchief,

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