kitty


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kitty

1. the pool of bets in certain gambling games
2. (in bowls) the jack
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"Because, monsieur," replied Kitty, "my mistress loves you not at all."
"Much obliged, my dear Kitty; but for the intention only--for the information, you must agree, is not likely to be at all agreeable."
As quick as thought, he tore open the letter, in spite of the cry which Kitty uttered on seeing what he was going to do, or rather, what he was doing.
"Poor dear Monsieur D'Artagnan," said Kitty, in a voice full of compassion, and pressing anew the young man's hand.
"I will never help you in that, Monsieur Chevalier," said Kitty, warmly.
"Kitty," said he, "I will read to the bottom of your soul when-ever you like; don't let that disturb you." And he gave her a kiss at which the poor girl became as red as a cherry.
"The second reason, Monsieur the Chevalier," replied Kitty, emboldened by the kiss in the first place, and still further by the expression of the eyes of the young man, "is that in love, everyone for herself!"
Then only D'Artagnan remembered the languishing glances of Kitty, her constantly meeting him in the antechamber, the corridor, or on the stairs, those touches of the hand every time she met him, and her deep sighs; but absorbed by his desire to please the great lady, he had disdained the soubrette.
But this time our Gascon saw at a glance all the advantage to be derived from the love which Kitty had just confessed so innocently, or so boldly: the interception of letters addressed to the Comte de Wardes, news on the spot, entrance at all hours into Kitty's chamber, which was contiguous to her mistress's.
"Well," said he to the young girl, "are you willing, my dear Kitty, that I should give you a proof of that love which you doubt?"
"Oh, yes," said Kitty, clapping her hands, "very willing."
Nevertheless, to D'Artagnan's great astonishment, the pretty Kitty defended herself resolutely.