A. No; it is only suitable for cooking, and it is not useful in perfumery.
Q. What is the most famous kind of saffron?
A. The saffron of the Spanish and Genoese.
Q. I am wondering. You say it “is only suitable for cooking.” When the cook does not know the taste of the saffron, what does he eat?
A. He does not eat anything else.
Q. What do you use for the skin on the flowers of saffron?
A. The leaves which have been torn off, and the seeds from the leaves.
Q. That is all I know. I have nothing further to say to you. You may go now at liberty to your table, as soon as you can carry on the conversation you had with me.
CASIA. How many people in this place knew of the subject which has just been discussed with you? Has a young girl ever come to you with complaints?
A. I have a young girl coming to me with complaints. It is a very delicate matter. It was my intention to tell you as I had done with the other young girl, but I am at a loss for what to say. I confess I could not, but will try.
Q. And did she want to go home and have the matter solved?
A. Yes; she wished to settle it in person. She came to me to talk of it, and told me all. She was afraid her father would kill them both. I asked her whether it would be the best place to take care of them. She told me it would be much worse than at home, and that she wished to go.
Q. Is her brother here?
A. Yes. What did he say?
Q. Do you know what it means, when you speak of this little girl, or of her sister?
A. The expression may be used in a few words in the following conversation.
Q. What do you say when you speak of this little girl?
A. I say this is my sister. She has a mother, and her father is a man of the highest character.
Q. What do you call this man?
A. My father.
Q. Is he rich?
A. Very much better than the great majority of the
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