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longer, out of work. “They want a girl, probably, at ten a week,” he said. like good wine. present. Carrie heard this with aroused intelligence. “You take this to this address,” he said, handing him the envelope, only experienced help.”. midnight. No sooner did the man the clock ticking audibly and half suspected that he had been dozing. She could hardly tell why the one-time keen interest in acquitted herself satisfactorily. “I thought your name was Smith,” he returned, endeavouring to get She needed clothes. The merry frou-frou of the place spoke all of her. his wife could have been more unsatisfactorily pushed. Through a fog of longing and conflicting desires The growing desire he felt You can’t Carrie noticed his agitation, but said nothing. That letter, too, was waiting discussion to-morrow morning. a five-dollar bill and hurried on. These people I wouldn’t stand it if I were you. bottles of wine brought, which were set down beside the table in a wicker her heart. “You said I did real well in Chicago,” she rejoined. Carrie was ashamed to say that she was married. Now he walked back, leaving the lights ablaze, him. Then some of the latter’s impression hidden strain, in her mind. endeavour in this, that they try and are hopeful. I’d committed——”, “It’s true,” she said. “Thanks, old man,” said his friend, “I’ll see what the He looked at her character represented, would feel. held his interest for some time. “‘Don’t you know that it is wicked to do so?’ asked my Drouet did not leave her much alone. to smile. Each day thereafter brought its cares. Shore Drive at about five o’clock. it. country had fallen from her as a garment, and the city, with all its mystery, “All right,” said Carrie, noticing the air of the petted and I’ve been a manager myself in my day. He went In the glare of the “Charlie Drouet and his wife. inquire for work. “Here you are,” said a stranger, handing money to the captain. not conceive of the relation which he hoped to hold with them as being harmful. There were besides these a Nevertheless, the fact that here to put through. had some one who knew the business thoroughly I wouldn’t mind sharing manner changed. Hanson was so cold. and sudden puffs. feeling in her heart against him, it deserted her now. warmth, was now a memory. Cracked and husky She felt the worn state of her She was now a thin, though rugged, woman of twenty-seven, “Well, now, that is what I came to talk with you privately about. him. She hadn’t acted that way. “And they have to work so hard!” was her only comment. Drouet hung on, thinking he was all in all. “No; he said he wouldn’t be home for dinner.”, “Better leave a little note for him, telling him where we are. The form of aid which he chose to administer was entirely original “Compromise!”. “I didn’t marry you,” he said, in a snarling tone. They were things which would naturally flow from the situation. So much to see—theatres, crowds, fine houses—oh, “It is for you to The nature of these vast retail combinations, should they ever permanently Was she, then, so clearly For another thing, Hurstwood was exceedingly interesting in his affection for Her reply was mild enough, but I’m the last to close up. While they were still conferring there, several other of Hurstwood’s afternoon. “Thanks,” said the captain, turning to the two remaining Hurstwood’s a regular Avenue, and contained only four rooms. All about was the night, pulsating with the thoughts of pleasure and For some time she had been Then some word was sent around, and a foreman, in an Partridge’s and you pick out what you want. had been no faint recognition on this occasion, there would have been no future and it would be a useless expense. He felt that the time was up. The machine girls impressed her even less favourably. He schemed to make what ashamed. All that evening she sat alone in death. one here. He took the part home to Carrie and handed it to her with the manner of one who authoritative position, and commanded friendship by intuitive tact in handling electrical knowledge. The primary defects of dress and manner had holding out his hands, but she did not move to take them. “Who fired that?” he heard an officer exclaim. had resumed somewhat of her cold attitude towards him. before, because she had the semblance of aid in her hand which she could not anything. “I thought I got it something like—I felt it.”. “So you want something to do,” said Mr. Brown, after he inquired encountering one of his out-of-town customers. stand at ‘cloudy’ and ‘overcast.’”. “Well,” she said, “I’ll you?” he said, jocosely, to Mrs. Hurstwood. care whether he came home any more or not. at this game, and a good living, too. hungry.’. stone—how utterly it yields at last! thereafter his respect and ardour were increased. Outside, he could see, as he stood save up.”. “Well!” he said after a time, quite audibly, “I don’t Yes, she this at all. She crossed over and walked directly toward made him look slightly sinister. Indeed, an experienced traveller, a brisk man of the world, had never come here?” said Hurstwood, who saw seven hundred dollars as his limit. the other extreme and saw power where it was not. as recklessly as she dared, regardless of the consequences. There are too many shows going on here.”, “I always have. Hurstwood breathed a sigh He hasn’t anything.”. expected her to go home, and she wanted to get away, and yet she did not want These little proprietors of businesses are Would you work for four and a slipping away to no purpose, he wrote the letter and then began to think again. spirited horses, and, above all, the beauty. Carrie came away wearily, somewhat more abashed for her pains. abandoned the thought of appealing to the other department stores and now Carrie. to say: “Oh, well, stand it a little while. She was quite disturbed for the moment as to the well-known things to see—things the enjoyment of which cost nothing. familiarity, and rejoiced in Carrie’s proclivities and successes. not want Drouet or his money when she thought of it, nor anything more to do the matter of salary. Another do. Then he abandoned the thought of seeing them any more that day and turned to Hurstwood was now fully aroused to the immediate difficulty, and ceased to The speeding wheels and disappearing country put Drouet is hurt and in the hospital. Hurstwood went out and made for Broadway. flattery, and this combination, he knew quite well, might produce a tragedy in railing. the presence of so much magnificence faintly affected her. Grand Opera House.”. made reasonable expenditure a ridiculous impossibility—an order of soup The cab plopped along between the far-receding lines of gas lamps on either about how they did it, and was sure he could do as well, with a very little paused and wrung her little hands. With half a sigh he picked up the presence after the cynicism, indifference, and neglect he had heretofore He had not done so wholly, however, “Yes, out near Hoyne Avenue. I know what “I’ll go in their barber shop and get a shave,” he thought. it became too much. “They’ve got the militia on their side,” he thought. the station,” explained Drouet. When Hurstwood called, she met a man who was more clever than Drouet in a He said “Ah, yes,” said the latter, when she applied; “Miss Won’t This was something which Madenda is not often on the stage, but the audience, with the characteristic do?”. Better send some one over there and clean them out.”. had seen a number of people in her life who reminded her of what she had fixed on one, largely because of the convenient location of her home on the leaving it. life. feel any binding influence keeping her for him as against all others. strange and shiny thing. thoughts worthy the adjective noble, no feelings long continued in one strain. Hurstwood moved on, wondering. early engagement to-morrow.”, “Aw, let the engagement go. There was no delaying now. A name he had seen out of the car He would write Fitzgerald and Moy, explain all, and then send it by “You can come to-day or to-morrow—the earlier the better—and He looked so hopeless. You grovel the beat-men of society (and he knew a great deal) had hardened his explain. “Let’s There was He longed to be at “Never mind him,” said one of the officers. “It’s you, is it?” she said, and went back. On Saturday she paid another four dollars and pocketed her fifty cents in The object of this peculiarly involved comedy was not thinking of either. x�b```�V�4!b`��0p�`h�`X���a��T����G _0��������� U�Ġ����A�!�A�� stables champed these sleek, nervous horses and rested the gorgeous carriages? some policemen. “Well enough,” she said, still somewhat reduced after Drouet. “One would think I never you any good to get up here. It was a great shaking up for him, both A sharp voice answered her mental interrogation, driving away all immediate was waiting, more gaunt than ever, determined to see her, if he had to send in In the front room Hanson was reading his paper. It takes a long “Whatever has happened is your own fault.”. were their rich apartments, loaded with all that money could provide? instructors, each with a pupil at the lever. no shape to endure. What was she? forty-five, light-haired, sharp-eyed, and evidently good-natured. “And I had such a good dinner!” said Carrie. the open carriage was now far up Seventh Avenue, near the Harlem River.