Book 1, Chapter 21 Notes from Tender is the Night

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Tender is the Night Book 1, Chapter 21

Dick did not want to see anyone. However, as he paced the street, a thin-faced, thirty year old American approached him. Dick placed him, and the man starting asking him questions, such as where he was from and the like. Dick answered the questions courteously, and then asked the man why he had so much time to waste. The man said he was in Paris on business - his line of business was selling papers, but he was in that area because he wanted to audition for the part of the guy who could speak English in the nearby American movie theater.

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Dick shook of the gentleman and, realizing that Rosemary was not around, found a telephone and called her. He told her that he had come to meet her at her studio and she wasn't there. She said that she had only stayed for a minute. Dick then confessed that he was in a strange position with her, as things get difficult when a child can disturb a middle-aged man. However, he said that he would like to be with her right then, and Rosemary said that she would also like to be with him. Dick's mind wandered back to the scene between her and Bill. They hung up and Rosemary returned to writing the letter to her mother.

At six, Dick called Nicole, and they made plans to have dinner and then go see a play. It was a tradition between them that they should never be too tired for anything. On their way out, they knocked softly at Rosemary's door, but there was no answer.

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