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Lord Cunnington called, the porter had refused admittance to a great number of persons whose cards could be produced, but his lordship pushed past him, and the footman in attendance took up his card to the baroness. I know not what my lady said, I never asked the footman, but on my return to the drawing-room (it might be rather more than half an hour) I saw his lordship sitting on a sofa, holding my lady's hand; her head was upon his shoulder, and she was weeping. It was the first time for many days since the baroness had wept, and I stood in the boudoir adjoining the drawing-room looking on. I did not know what my lady had been saying, but Lord Cunnington's words were distinctly uttered ; I heard his lordship say, 'I have you to love.' I entered the room, and gave the baroness a glass of wine, but she turned away, hid her face in the cushions of the

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sofa, and continued weeping. Lord Cunnington then went out of the room, and I followed his lordship, when he suddenly stopped in one of the rooms forming the suite, and he made many remarks about the baroness, to all of which I could not help answering satirically, for my suspicions were aroused. The last words his lordship uttered were, that he would return in the evening, and see what effect his visit had on the baroness.' I think I laughed, but his lordship took no notice of it, and went away. My lady then fell asleep, and my curiosity being aroused, I wandered through the drawing-room, and opened several drawers. I hardly know what I expected to find, when Signor Eldrido, the baron's secretary, came behind me, and asked, I thought in a suspicious voice, what I was seeking for? I replied, for love-letters. Signor Eldrido appeared astonished, and I then related all I had seen between Lord Cunnington and the baroness. The secretary was much shocked, though I think he had long suspected the baroness. I shall never forget Signor Elclrido's words; he seemed to hate all mankind, and I quailed beneath his rage. He made me swear that I had heard Lord Cunnington say, “I have you to love.' When I had concluded, Signor Eldrido said he should leave England that evening. I exclaimed, “you are going to seek the baron!' to which he replied, “perhaps so; you are quickwitted.' Whilst we were conversing, the drawing-room bell sounded, and I hastened to my mistress, Signor Eldrido following me closely, but he paused in the boudoir from whence I had observed Lord Cunnington. My lady appeared much agitated, she

bid me seek Lord Cunnington, and ask him why he had forsaken her. She said she had been dreaming that his lordship loved her, and she repeated more than once that her husband must see her no more. At length the baroness became more calm, and ceased to speak : until the period of her illness she was very distant with her servants. When I reached the boudoir, Signor Eldrido had left; there was no one in the waiting hall, the porter was drinking tea in the hall below. At about nine o'clock Lord Cunnington returned; it was the hour his lordship often joined the tea-table when the baron was at home. His lordship always called the baroness · Anna,' and she generally called him 'Cunnington.' The doors were closed, and I could not hear a word of the conversation which passed, but about twelve o'clock I heard a most dreadful shrieking noise, and

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I rushed up stairs ; my lady had slept on the drawing-room floor since the child's death ; she could not bear to go up stairs, and I was soon in her room, for I found the drawing-room deserted ; my lady was tearing her hair, and calling Lord Cunnington a murderer, whilst the Baron de Scala was lying on the ground in his travelling attire, weltering in his blood. I immediately gave the alarm; and Lord .Cunnington was arrested. His lordship protested that the baroness had fallen into a violent fit of hysterics, and he had borne her to the room in which he knew there was water, as the baroness had once got up to fetch some, seeming very thirsty and feverish : his lordship continued to state that the first object which met his gaze was the murdered baron, and the baroness in the first agony of grief had accused him of the crime. Indeed, indeed, I have spoken

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