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. ll, ARE you going out?”
lieadley paused in the
" doorway and- looked
hlankly at his wife's ra-
diant toilet. The abrupt
question might have
, meant either disappoint-
ment or annoyance. -
"Yes, 1 have an engagement. Is there
auythifg you wish?"
T a careful pleasantness of her tone
"1 asurcd the distance that had come
$17 stretch between them. lie shook
i .E‘.‘<5v, ;;,T'sat not-<1 detain you," he
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"By Agnes Louise Provost
said shortly, and moved aside to let.
her pass. There was something of
sheer fatigue in the movement. and for
n moment she hesitated.
‘'1 nm sorry." she venturrd. and her
voice was grn e "Mrs. Farrlngdon
teiephnned me this morning, and I
promised. We are going to the opera."
"Those l-‘arringdons again?" His
brows went together in quick irritation.
"l wish you would drop that crowd."
It brought a tlush to her cheeks and
a brightness to her eyes which might
have warned him it he had been less
rasped in every iamzlimz nerve.
“Mr. and Mrs. Farringdon." she said
slowly. “have been exceedingly kind to
me. 1 am frequently a guest in their
ouse. and they have made me one oi
their party many times because my hus-
band could not find time nor inclination
to accompany me. I cannot understand
why you should take pleasure in criti-
cising my friends."
“Friemls'." His voice l‘itS[)9tl in spite
of himself. "l‘cter Parringdon is an
old ghoul, an:1.it makes me sick to see
him look at you. And his wiie’s friend-
ship-ran't you see that all you mean
to her is to.lnwp pestilvnt little whclps
like Freddy Brewster and young Ren-
yil dangling around?"
There was a rnomv-ut ot blasting si-
lence. lloadley. conscious that he had
said the unforgivable, seemed to Ice]
her scorn of him prickle along his skin,
but he stood his ground d0f.'i':(.’iH)'. Her
face tiinched as tho he hail struck it,
and then she faced him with eyes and
cheeks niiame. yen in his irritation
he looked at her with a dull wonder;
She was very beautiful. with her daz-
zling skin and gentinn eyes, nnd the
brown-gold hair that shone under. the
lights. Of course he had always known