married into a respectable family, and do you know what sort of a woman you are? That’s the sort of woman you are,’ I said.”
“You told her that?”
“Well, go on.”
“She said, ‘I wouldn’t even have you for a footman now, much less for a husband.’ ‘I shan’t leave the house,’ I said, ‘so it doesn’t matter.’ ‘Then I shall call somebody and have you kicked out,’ she cried. So then I rushed at her, and beat her till she was bruised all over.”
“Impossible!” cried the prince, aghast.