Margaret's eyes were open. She closed them and said: "Yes, mother, what is it?" Through the door came light from the hall. Mrs. Austen looked about. Nearby was a chair on which was one of those garments, made of franfreluches, which the French call a Jump-from-bed. Removing it, she sat down. "It is too bad. I know you don't feel like discussing affairs of State, but it is Luxemburg all over again.