"Are you indeed? But why should you take any interest in Frosty?"
"Rosamund, I don't know what to make of you. You always have a great influence over me; but what is the matter now? Do you want to take Agnes away from me? If you wish to, you may; but I shall follow, for I don't intend to give her up, and nobody living will make me. I am sure you can do what you like with that detestable Hugh, and Frosty can go for her holidays. It would be a very good idea. Agnes and I would be quite happy at The Follies, with dear mother, of course, to take care of us."
"You did? How sweet of you!" said Lady Jane.
"Then I'll pick out the ripest in the basket for you," said Irene, her voice trembling.