駃rmament? Why not, rainbow-winged and golden spe●ar in han

d, swoop, a bright Archangel,



fro●m planet to planet? “You ought to see E


gypt, 霰 she said, “and feel what a● speck of time you are when the centuries loo■k down on you. It’s wholesome. I’m going ea●rly in the New Year. I go t


here and try to pain■t the desert; and then I sit down and

cry—●which is wholesome too—for me.” B?/p>

馿fore Martin’s inner vision floated a blurre■d picture of camels and pyramids and s●and and oleographic sunsets. He said, infatuated●: “I would give my so


ul to go to ●Egypt.” “Egypt is well worth a soul,” ●sh

e laughed. Words and reply we■re driven from h


is head by the sight of ●a great splotch of grease on the leg of his tr●ousers. A dress suit worn daily● for two or three months in pursuit of a wait■er’s avocation, doe


s not look its be●st in stark sunlight. Self-co●nscious, h

e crossed his


legs, as he leane●d against t



he parapet, in order to hide ■the splotch. Then he noticed that one■ of the

studs of his shirt had esca●ped from the frayed and black■ened buttonhole. Again he felt her humor


o●us eyes upon him. For a few moments ■he dared not meet them. When he d■id look up he found them f


ixed caressingly on● the Pe







kinese spaniel, which ●had sl



ipped upon its back in the hope of ●a rubbed stomach, and was waving feathery■ paws

in pursuit of her finger.■ A moment’s reflection brought heart of gr■ace. Greasy suit and untidy s●tud-hole must have been obvious to her f?/p>

鰎om his first appearance on the t■errace—indeed they must have been obvi●ous while he had waited o


n her at déjeu■ner. Her in

vitation to converse was pro■of that she disregarded ou



ter trappi


ng■s, that she recognised the man beneat■h the soup-stained raiment.



He ■uncrossed his legs and stood upright. Then he re■memb



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