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The million pound banknote

And I told her - I did, indeed - told her I loved her; and she - well, she blushed till her hair turned red, but she liked it; she said she did. Oh, there was never such an evening! Every time I pegged I put on a postscript; every time she pegged she acknowledged receipt of it. Why, I couldn't even say 'Two for this' without adding, 'My, how sweet you do look!' and she would say, 'Two, four, and a pair are eight - do you think so?' - peeping out aslant from under her eyelashes, you know, so sweet and cunning. Oh, it was just too wonderful!