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"Perhaps I aent than you think I am"

He was, of course, utterly wretched, i with her

"Do your people know that you are seeing Louis Akers!"

"You are being rather solicitous, aren't you?"

"I a rather anxious I wouldn't dare, of course, if we hadn't been such friends But Akers is wrong, wrong every way, and I have to tell you that, even if it irl--"

"Thank you!"

"And talks bunk to her and possibly h of Mr Akers?" Lily asked coldly "If you cannot speak of anything else, please don't talk"

The result of which was a frozen silence until they reached the house

"Good-by," she said primly "It was very nice of you to callhi after her

He took the dog and went out into the country on foot, tra it, and now and then estures He was helpless He had cut himself off from her like a fool Akers Akers and Edith Boyd Other women Akers and other woed to be carried, planting twowith lohines Willy Ca up the little animal, tucked him under his arm When it coed his head through the mud and wet toward home

Lily had entered the house in a white fury, but a er bewildered her After all, he had meant well, and it was like hi he valued

She ran to the door and looked around for hiain, remorseful and unhappy What had come over her to treat him like that? He had looked al, Miss Cardew," said the foot-roo for so-room, with an ease assuhted a cigarette That done, and the servant departed, he had carefully appraised his surroundings He liked the stiff formality of the room He liked the servant in his dark maroon livery He liked the silence and decorus He wandered around, touching a bowl here, a vase there, eyeing carefully the ancient altar cloth that lay on a table, the old needle-work tapestry on the chairs