I could find you novelty and amusement for a month." "Find anything new, even if it fail to amuse me. I am sick of everything I know." "And then there is our midnight party at Millbank, the ghost-party, at which you are to frighten your dearest friends out of their poor little wits." "Most of my dearest friends are in the country."
Or was there something else some ghost-party, such as they had planned and talked about openly till a fortnight ago, and had suddenly dropped altogether, as if the notion were abandoned and forgotten?
"The admirers she has encouraged and disappointed. Yes, she is adorable, wofully thin, and, I fear, consumptive, but royal: and adorable, 'douceur et lumiere, as Bossuet calls her. But to return to my ghost-party." "If you were wise, you would abandon the notion. I doubt that in spite of your powders your friends will never believe in a ghost." "Oh yes, they will.