- Software name: appdown
- Software type: Microsoft Framwork
- size: 82MB
"Give me a year of freedom, a year for art and earnest work in Italy, a year for Martin and Isola, who both want me; and if this night year you are still of the same mind, I will be your wife. I will not engage you. You may be as[Pg 214] free as air to change your mind and love some one else; but I will promise to be true to you and to this talk of ours till the year's endone year from to-night."
It was on the tip of his tongue to say: You have only to say the word, and you can share in this proprietorship, but he held himself in hand. He did not want a decided refusal; and something told him he had not won her yet, and that the No would certainly be forthcoming."I hope," Doctor Remy was just saying, with apparent concern, "that nothing worse is behind it all, than some foolish whim or escapade"when, hearing a step at the door, he turned and met Hubert Arling's stern, threatening gaze. In spite of his consummate self-control, he could not help giving a violent start. Recollecting himself instantly, however,inasmuch as he had just heard of Hubert's previous visit,he came forward and held out his hand.
Isola and Lostwithiel had danced only two waltzes, but[Pg 69] since two o'clock they had sat out several dances, Mrs. Disney having cancelled all her engagements after that hour by declaring that she would dance no more.