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premature vividness, his attention was arrested by two figures walking ahead of him. This couple, who had the path to themselves, moved at an uneven pace, as though adapting their gait to a conversation marked by meditative intervals. Now and then they paused, and in one of these pauses the lady, turning toward her companion, showed Glennard the outline of his wife’s profile. The man was Flamel. The blood rushed to Glennard’s forehead. He sat up with a jerk and pushed back the lid in the roof of
a low tone. She held his gaze, but her color deepened. He noticed again, with a jealous pang, how her beauty had gained in warmth and meaning. It was as though a transparent cup had been filled with wine. He looked at her ironically. “I’ve never prevented your seeing your friends here,” he broke out. “Why do you meet Flamel in out-of-the-way places? Nothing makes a woman so cheap—” She rose abruptly and they faced each other a few feet apart. “What do you mean?” she asked. “I saw you with
because he asked me to.” “I didn’t suppose you went uninvited. But there are certain things a sensible woman doesn’t do. She doesn’t slink about in out-of-the-way streets with men. Why couldn’t you have seen him here?” She hesitated. “Because he wanted to see me alone.” “Did he, indeed? And may I ask if you gratify all his wishes with equal alacrity?” “I don’t know that he has any others where I am concerned.” She paused again and then continued, in a lower voice that somehow had an
HUSBAND FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG MARK TWAIN THE LIFTED VEIL GEORGE ELIOT THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES HONORÉ DE BALZAC A SLEEP AND A FORGETTING WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS BENITO CERENO HERMAN MELVILLE MATHILDA MARY SHELLEY STEMPENYU: A JEWISH ROMANCE SHOLEM ALEICHEM FREYA OF THE SEVEN ISLES JOSEPH CONRAD HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED NIKOLAI GOGOL MAY DAY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD RASSELAS, PRINCE ABYSSINIA SAMUEL JOHNSON THE DIALOGUE OF THE DOGS MIGUEL
enough to be dazzled by the semi-publicity it gave her. It was the kind of book that makes elderly ladies lower their voices and call each other “my dear” when they furtively discuss it; and Glennard exulted in the superior knowledge of the world that enabled him to take as a matter of course sentiments over which the university shook its head. Still more delightful was it to hear Mrs. Aubyn waken the echoes of academic drawing-rooms with audacities surpassing those of her printed page. Her