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CHAPTER XXVII — MRS HURTLE GOES TO THE PLAY

On the day after the visit just recorded, Paul Montague received the following letter from Mrs Hurtle:—­

   My dear Paul,—­

I think that perhaps we hardly made ourselves understood to each other yesterday, and I am sure that you do not understand how absolutely my whole life is now at stake.  I need only refer you to our journey from San Francisco to London to make you conscious that I really love you.  To a woman such love is all important.  She cannot throw it from her as a man may do amidst the affairs of the world.  Nor, if it has to be thrown from her, can she bear the loss as a man bears it.  Her thoughts have dwelt on it with more constancy than his...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Way We Live Now from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.