"`Did you have tea yesterday evening?'
"`Yes,' answered George Sand, `I had tea with the doctor.'
"`Ah, how is it that there is only one cup?'
"`The other has been taken away.'
"`No, nothing has been taken away. You drank out of the same cup.'
"`Even if that were so, you have no longer the right to trouble about such things.'
"`I have the right, as I am still supposed to be your lover. You ought at least to show me respect, and, as I am leaving in three days, you might wait until I have gone to do as you like.'
"The night following this scene Musset discovered George Sand, crouching on her bed, writing a letter.