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But at that moment the door opened, and his Weariness the Prince entered the room in all his tinted Orders.

Handsome to tears, his face, even when he had been a child, lacked innocence. His was of that magnolia order of colouring, set off by unpleasantly untamed eyes, and teeth like flawless pearls.

"You've seen them? What are they like . . . ? Tell Mother, darling!" the Queen exclaimed.

"They're merely dreadful," his Weariness, who had been to the railway station...

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