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ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-1-2
ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-3-4
ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-5-6
ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-7
ANN VERONICA GATHERS POINTS OF VIEW-1-2
ANN VERONICA GATHERS POINTS OF VIEW-3
THE MORNING OF THE CRISIS-1-2
THE MORNING OF THE CRISIS-3-4-5
THE MORNING OF THE CRISIS-6-7
THE CRISIS-1-2-3-4
THE FLIGHT TO LONDON-1-2-3
THE FLIGHT TO LONDON-4-5-6
EXPOSTULATIONS-1-2-3-4
EXPOSTULATIONS-5-6
IDEALS AND A REALITY-1-2
IDEALS AND A REALITY-3-4
IDEALS AND A REALITY-5-6-7
BIOLOGY-1-2
BIOLOGY-3-4-5-6
BIOLOGY-7-8-9
DISCORDS-1
DISCORDS-2-3-4
DISCORDS-5-6-8-9
THE SUFFRAGETTES-1-2-3
THE SUFFRAGETTES-4-5
THOUGHTS IN PRISON-1-2-3-4-5-6
ANN VERONICA PUTS THINGS IN ORDER-1-2-3-4-5-6-7
THE SAPPHIRE RING-1-2-3-4
THE SAPPHIRE RING-5-6
THE COLLAPSE OF THE PENITENT-1-2-3
THE COLLAPSE OF THE PENITENT-4-5-6
THE LAST DAYS AT HOME-1-2-3
IN THE MOUNTAINS-1-2-3-4
IN THE MOUNTAINS-5-6-7-8-9-10-11
IN PERSPECTIVE-1-2-3

for example, get a degree, and make yourself good value. Or become a 

thorough-going typist and stenographer and secretarial expert." 

 

"But I can't do that." 

 

"Why not?" 

 

"You see, if I do go home my father objects to the College, and as for 

typing--" 

 

"Don't go home." 

 

"Yes, but you forget; how am I to live?" 

 

"Easily. Easily.... Borrow.... From me." 

 

"I couldn't do that," said Ann Veronica, sharply. 

 

"I see no reason why you shouldn't." 

 

"It's impossible." 

 

"As one friend to another. Men are always doing it, and if you set up to 

be a man--" 

 

"No, it's absolutely out of the question, Mr. Ramage." And Ann 

Veronica's face was hot. 

 

Ramage pursed his rather loose lips and shrugged his shoulders, with 

his eyes fixed steadily upon her. "Well anyhow--I don't see the force of 

your objection, you know. That's my advice to you. Here I am. Consider 

you've got resources deposited with me. Perhaps at the first blush--it 

strikes you as odd. People are brought up to be so shy about money. As 

though it was indelicate--it's just a sort of shyness. But here I am to 

draw upon. Here I am as an alternative either to nasty work--or going 

home." 

 

"It's very kind of you--" began Ann Veronica. 

 

"Not a bit. Just a friendly polite suggestion. I don't suggest any 

philanthropy. I shall charge you five per cent., you know, fair and 

square." 

 

Ann Veronica opened her lips quickly and did not speak. But the five per 

cent. certainly did seem to improve the aspect of Ramage's suggestion. 

 

"Well, anyhow, consider it open." He dabbed with his paper-weight again, 

and spoke in an entirely indifferent tone. "And now tell me, please, how 

you eloped from Morningside Park. How did you get your luggage out of 

the house? Wasn't it--wasn't it rather in some respects--rather a lark? 

It's one of my regrets for my lost youth. I never ran away from anywhere 

with anybody anywhen. And now--I suppose I should be considered too 

old. I don't feel it.... Didn't you feel rather EVENTFUL--in the 

train--coming up to Waterloo?" 

 

 

 

 

Part 6 

 

 

Before Christmas Ann Veronica had gone to Ramage again and accepted this 

offer she had at first declined. 

 

Many little things had contributed to that decision. The chief influence 

was her awakening sense of the need of money. She had been forced to buy 

herself that pair of boots and a walking-skirt, and the pearl necklace 

at the pawnbrokers' had yielded very disappointingly. And, also, she 


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