but he admired her while he loved Stella.
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Lady Lenore bowed her head. She, like all else who came within the circle of the mistress of Wyndward, obeyed her.
“Very well, I am a little tired. Good-night!”
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She nodded smilingly to him, and went away, and he turned back to the hall.
As he did so the billiard-room door opened, and Lord Charles put out his head.
“One game, Ley?” he said.
Lord Leycester shook his head.
“Not to-night, Charlie.”
Lord Charles looked at him, then laughed, and withdrew his head.
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“I have only just come up,” he replied.
The countess smiled again.
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