If you will follow me and wait an instant at the entrance, I will speak with His Majesty and bring you in." "I have not my ferraiuola " began Monsignor. "The King will excuse travellers," smiled the Frenchman. The entrance to the "King's Garden" on this side passes beneath an arch of yew, and here the two waited.
Two figures sat side by side on the settee, each in the scarlet ferraiuola of ceremony. One, Cardinal Bellairs, looked up at him and nodded, even smiling a little; the other stood up and bowed slightly, before extending his hand to be kissed.
As the Bishop sat down, he examined him carefully, noticing that there was nothing noticeable about him. He seemed a characteristic prelate large, genial, ruddy and smiling, with bright eyes and well-cut mouth. He was in his purple and ferraiuola, and carried himself briskly and cheerfully. "I came to see if you were going to the reception to-night. If so, we might go together.
At a few minutes before eleven Percy came out of his little white-washed room in his new ferraiuola, soutane and buckle shoes, and tapped at the door of the Cardinal's room. He felt a great deal more self-possessed now. He had talked to the Cardinal freely and strongly, had described the effect that Felsenburgh had had upon London, and even the paralysis that had seized upon himself.