One morning lady Dashfort had formed an ingenious scheme for leaving lady Isabel and lord Colambre tête-à-tête; but the sudden entrance of Heathcock disconcerted her intentions. He came to beg lady Dashfort’s interest with count O’Halloran, 174 for permission / to hunt and shoot on his grounds next season. — ‘Not for myself, ‘pon honour, but for two officers who are quartered at the next town here, who will indubitably hang or drown themselves if they are debarred from sporting.’