The drawing-rooms were beginning to fill up with after-dinner guests, and following Madame Olenska’s glance Archer saw May Welland entering with her mother. In her dress of white and silver, with a wreath of silver blossoms in her hair, the tall girl looked like a Diana just alight from the chase. Trumpinator i’ll be back 2020 shirt. “Oh,” said Archer, “I have so many rivals; you see she’s already surrounded. There’s the Duke being introduced.”
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“Then stay with me a little longer,” Madame Olenska said in a low tone, just touching his knee with her plumed fan. It was the lightest touch, but it thrilled him like a caress. Trumpinator i’ll be back 2020 shirt. “Yes, let me stay,” he answered in the same tone, hardly knowing what he said; but just then Mr. van der Luyden came up, followed by old Mr. Urban Dagonet. The Countess greeted them with her grave smile, and Archer, feeling his host’s admonitory glance on him, rose and surrendered his seat. Madame Olenska held out her hand as if to bid him goodbye. “Tomorrow, then, after five–I shall expect you,” she said; and then turned back to make room for Mr. Dagonet. “Tomorrow–” Archer heard himself repeating, though there had been no engagement, and during their talk she had given him no hint that she wished to see him again.
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As he moved away he saw Lawrence Lefferts, tall and resplendent, leading his wife up to be introduced; and heard Gertrude Lefferts say, as she beamed on the Countess with her large unperceiving smile: “But I think we used to go to dancing-school together when we were children–.” Behind her, waiting their turn to name themselves to the Countess, Archer noticed a number of the recalcitrant couples who had declined to meet her at Mrs. Lovell Mingott’s. As Mrs. Archer remarked: when the van der Luydens chose, they knew how to give a lesson. The wonder was that they chose so seldom.