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In the outer hall with its pair of Corinthian columns of polished black marble Lord Elphin was handing his overcoat to the footman, when he saw the drawing-room door move slightly, revealing a tiny chink, immediately closed again; a thin line of brilliant light, instantly eclipsed.
Through the momentary opening slipped a slim agile figure, and a voice, a woman's voice, of singularly clear intonation and a remarkably full and seductive quality, exclaimed:
"Morning, James! Here am I... I always know your knock, you know, right, every time!... Banged the door quick, did I? Well I beg pardon; but mother doesn't want her little preparations spied on. She wants everybody to be dazzled by the sudden revelation of the magnificent tout ensemble. Five minutes, and all will be ready. The gong will sound, and all the house may come to feast their eyes on the table laid out for to-morrow's festivities."