When We Dead Awaken eBook

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       on the left.  Her face is pale, and its lines seem to have
       stiffened; the eyelids are drooped and the eyes appear as
       though they saw nothing.  Her dress comes down to her feet
       and clings to the body in perpendicular folds.  Over her head,
       neck, breast, shoulders and arms she wears a large shawl of
       white crape.  She keeps her arms crossed upon her breast. 
       She carries her body immovably, and her steps are stiff and
       measured.  The SISTER’s bearing is also measured, and she has
       the air of a servant.  She keeps her brown piercing eyes
       incessantly fixed upon the lady.  WAITERS, with napkins on
       their arms, come forward in the hotel doorway, and cast
       curious glances at the strangers, who take no notice of
       anything, and, without looking round, enter the pavilion.

PROFESSOR RUBEK.

[Has risen slowly and involuntarily, and stands staring at the closed door of the pavilion.] Who was that lady?

THE INSPECTOR.

She is a stranger who has rented the little pavilion there.

PROFESSOR RUBEK.

A foreigner?

THE INSPECTOR.

Presumably.  At any rate they both came from abroad—­about a week ago.  They have never been here before.

PROFESSOR RUBEK.

[Decidedly; looking at him.] It was she I saw in the park last night.

THE INSPECTOR.

No doubt it must have been.  I thought so from the first.

PROFESSOR RUBEK.

What is this lady’s name, Inspector?

THE INSPECTOR.

She has registered herself as “Madame de Satow, with companion.”  We know nothing more.

PROFESSOR RUBEK.

[Reflecting.] Satow?  Satow—–?

MAIA.
[Laughing mockingly.] Do you know any one of that name, Rubek?  Eh?

PROFESSOR RUBEK.

[Shaking his head.] No, no one.—­Satow?  It sounds Russian—­or in all events Slavonic. [To the INSPECTOR.] What language does she speak?

THE INSPECTOR.

When the two ladies talk to each other, it is in a language I cannot make out at all.  But at other times she speaks Norwegian like a native.

PROFESSOR RUBEK.

[Exclaims with a start.] Norwegian?  You are sure you are not mistaken?

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