By Wilkie Collins
Lewis Romayne is a recluse, compelled from his lifetime of educational examine by means of the demise name of an aunt in Paris. in this case interested by a duel, he returns a damaged guy, until eventually he meets Stella Eyrecourt and marriage turns into attainable. yet a face from the prior starts off a conflict for Romayne's soul.
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The next page of the letter informed us that the police had surprised the card playing community with whom we had spent the evening at Boulogne, and that the much-bejeweled old landlady had been sent to prison for the offense of keeping a gambling-house. It was suspected in the town that the General was more or less directly connected with certain disreputable circumstances discovered by the authorities. In any case, he had retired from active service. He and his wife and family had left Boulogne, and had gone away in debt.
He pushed away his glass of wine, and still kept his eyes fixed on the closed door. His attitude and expression were plainly suggestive of the act of listening. Listening to what? After an interval, he abruptly addressed me. " he said. "As quiet as quiet can be," I replied. "The wind has dropped--and even the fire doesn't crackle. " he repeated. For a moment he looked at me intently, as if I had started some new idea in his mind. I asked as lightly as I could if I had said anything to surprise him.
He might have felt some stronger emotion on this occasion, if he had known that the conspiracy in the library to convert Romayne was matched by the conspiracy in the picture gallery to marry him. Lady Loring's narrative of the conversation which had taken place between Stella and herself had encouraged her husband to try his proposed experiment without delay. "I shall send a letter at once to Romayne's hotel," he said. " her ladyship inquired. "Yes. I shall say I particularly wish to consult him about a picture.