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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

free quarters on any man she meets without giving any return?" 

 

"I thought," said Ann Veronica, "you were my friend." 

 

"Friend! What have a man and a girl in common to make them friends? Ask 

that lover of yours! And even with friends, would you have it all Give 

on one side and all Take on the other?... Does HE know I keep you?... 

You won't have a man's lips near you, but you'll eat out of his hand 

fast enough." 

 

Ann Veronica was stung to helpless anger. 

 

"Mr. Ramage," she cried, "you are outrageous! You understand nothing. 

You are--horrible. Will you let me go out of this room?" 

 

"No," cried Ramage; "hear me out! I'll have that satisfaction, anyhow. 

You women, with your tricks of evasion, you're a sex of swindlers. 

You have all the instinctive dexterity of parasites. You make yourself 

charming for help. You climb by disappointing men. This lover of 

yours--" 

 

"He doesn't know!" cried Ann Veronica. 

 

"Well, you know." 

 

Ann Veronica could have wept with vexation. Indeed, a note of weeping 

broke her voice for a moment as she burst out, "You know as well as I do 

that money was a loan!" 

 

"Loan!" 

 

"You yourself called it a loan!" 

 

"Euphuism. We both understood that." 

 

"You shall have every penny of it back." 

 

"I'll frame it--when I get it." 

 

"I'll pay you if I have to work at shirt-making at threepence an hour." 

 

"You'll never pay me. You think you will. It's your way of glossing over 

the ethical position. It's the sort of way a woman always does gloss 

over her ethical positions. You're all dependents--all of you. By 

instinct. Only you good ones--shirk. You shirk a straightforward and 

decent return for what you get from us--taking refuge in purity and 

delicacy and such-like when it comes to payment." 

 

"Mr. Ramage," said Ann Veronica, "I want to go--NOW!" 

 

 


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