that Chunda Lal, being forewarned, will meet successfully.
look of amusement and declared that the women always brought luck.
"Well?" queried Nana when the young men returned after a prolonged
"The odds are forty to one against you," said La Faloise.
"What's that? Forty to one!" she cried, astounded. "They were
fifty to one against me. What's happened?"
Labordette had just then reappeared. The course was being cleared,
and the pealing of a bell announced the first race. Amid the
expectant murmur of the bystanders she questioned him about this