1 She took her seat at table between old Monsieur Farival and Madame Ratignolle.
2 Two young girls, the Farival twins, were playing a duet from "Zampa" upon the piano.
3 At an early hour in the evening the Farival twins were prevailed upon to play the piano.
4 But he would not quarrel with so old a man as Monsieur Farival, so he quarreled with Mariequita.
5 Old Monsieur Farival was up, and was more than half inclined to do anything that suggested itself.
6 No one would listen to him but old Monsieur Farival, who went into convulsions over the droll story.
7 In reality he was annoyed at having old Monsieur Farival, who considered himself the better sailor of the two.
8 Monsieur Farival thought that Victor should have been taken out in mid-ocean in his earliest youth and drowned.
9 Old Monsieur Farival talked incessantly of what he knew about handling a boat, and of what Beaudelet did not know on the same subject.
10 Old Monsieur Farival laughed sardonically at something as he looked at the sails, and Beaudelet swore at the old man under his breath.
11 Old Monsieur Farival, flurried, curious, stood up, but upon seeing that Robert had followed Mrs. Pontellier, he sank back into his seat.
12 "At four o'clock this afternoon, Monsieur Farival," Robert replied, in a high voice and with a lofty air, which reminded Edna of some gentleman on the stage.
13 Old Monsieur Farival, grandfather of the twins, grew indignant over the interruption, and insisted upon having the bird removed and consigned to regions of darkness.
14 Never would Edna Pontellier forget the shock with which she heard Madame Ratignolle relating to old Monsieur Farival the harrowing story of one of her accouchements, withholding no intimate detail.
15 But Monsieur Farival had assured him that his wife was only overcome with sleep and fatigue, that Tonie would bring her safely back later in the day; and he had thus been dissuaded from crossing the bay.