midst of this, a secretary came in and delivered a despatch, that moment received, he said, by express from Paris.
The news of the attempt to assassinate Louis Philippe, as he was going to Neuilly, had been received by telegraph a couple of days before, but as nothing had come since, everybody was curious to know the details.
The Prince opened his packet at once, but found little news in it, as it was sent off immediately after the event.
It contained, however, the name of the assassin, Alibaud, and the fact that he was a native of Nismes, and twenty-five years old; this being all M. d'appony had been able to cater in the first moments of the arrest.
But there was a newspaper in the parcel, which the Prince sent immediately round to the Princess, and desired her to read aloud from it what was marked in pencil with red. It turned out to be Lord Melbourne's trial in the case of Mrs. Norton.
She read on for a moment or two, and then casting her eye forward, said, But there are th