In spite of his easy-going parentalism, he disliked the thought of losing the child whom he so affectionately admired. "Ah!" said Lady Valleys slowly, "I'm not so sure." "How do you mean?" "There's something queer about her. I'm by no means certain she hasn't got some sort of feeling for that Mr. Courtier." "What!" said Lord Valleys, growing most unphilosophically red. "Exactly!"