"May I ask you to repeat that?" broke in Madame Rapally,
"Oh! I know what I am saying. You will never be Madame Quennebert."
"Jealousy has eaten away whatever brains you used to possess, Trumeau. Since I saw you last, cousin, important changes have taken place: I was just going to send you to-day an invitation to my wedding."
"Yes; I am to be married to-morrow."
"To-morrow? To Quennebert?" stammered Trumeau.
"To Quennebert," repeated the widow in a tone of triumph.
"It's not possible!" exclaimed Trumeau.
"It is so possible that you will see us united tomorrow. And for the future I must beg of you to regard Quennebert no longer as a rival but as my husband, whom to offend will be to offend me."