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And, how you've changed! " he went on, and could not help a glance at Rupert's shabby dress; for he was quite ignoble. " 29 THE BARGAIN OF RUPE RT ORANGE. And in he went, with Rupert at his heels, leaving the fat clerk at gaze. " Above all, h e was listening to an appalling variety of apologetic lies. To the average man who said: "We didn 't know when on earth you were coming back from Europe, my dear fellow; how did you like it over there? " h e could answer with a grave face; but the women were different.

Mastering self-poise, culation, OF BARGAINS. sensation She, with deliberateness, her cal- the an eye, flash towards this of man, whom but a moment ago she had hated more than any one in the world, as she had never felt towards man before. It was not love, this wretched thraldom, it was not even admiration; it was a wild desire to abnegate herself, an nihilate herself, in this man's personality ; to become his bond-woman, the slave of his con trolling will. She drove the nails into her palms, and crushed her lips between her teeth, as she rose to her feet and made one desperate try for victory.

It's so long since I've seen you, that I didn't know you at first. And, how you've changed! " he went on, and could not help a glance at Rupert's shabby dress; for he was quite ignoble. " 29 THE BARGAIN OF RUPE RT ORANGE. And in he went, with Rupert at his heels, leaving the fat clerk at gaze. " Above all, h e was listening to an appalling variety of apologetic lies. To the average man who said: "We didn 't know when on earth you were coming back from Europe, my dear fellow; how did you like it over there?

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