Mabel was urgent with her sister to join the party at Peltry when Urquhart was there.
Why, when she was at the Opera he had been at Peltry with the Mabels.
And yet he had been at Peltry that night; and yet he couldn't have dared!
The taboo, strictly speaking, only appears where the peltry is absent.
But under your good allowance, Mistress Alvena, what is ‘peltry’?