"So, my dear, does that imbecile of a Grand Duke have any idea?"
"No, my Love, my agents report that he dotes on that little snuff box. Further, that he insisted on holding it in his portrait so that it is quite visible . . . and we made sure that several Zichenauers viewed the portrait."
"And now they are invading! How delightfully devious your are, my dear Duchess."
"Indeed, my sweet, and now this will facilitate your plans, won't it."
"Most vilely, Love. Most very vilely."