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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

 

"No," said Ann Veronica, offhandedly. "Never heard anything of it." 

 

"I thought every one knew. I thought every one had heard about it." 

 

"But why?" 

 

"He's married--and, I believe, living separated from his wife. There was 

a case, or something, some years ago." 

 

"What case?" 

 

"A divorce--or something--I don't know. But I have heard that he almost 

had to leave the schools. If it hadn't been for Professor Russell 

standing up for him, they say he would have had to leave." 

 

"Was he divorced, do you mean?" 

 

"No, but he got himself mixed up in a divorce case. I forget the 

particulars, but I know it was something very disagreeable. It was among 

artistic people." 

 

Ann Veronica was silent for a while. 

 

"I thought every one had heard," said Miss Klegg. "Or I wouldn't have 

said anything about it." 

 

"I suppose all men," said Ann Veronica, in a tone of detached criticism, 

"get some such entanglement. And, anyhow, it doesn't matter to us." She 

turned abruptly at right angles to the path they followed. "This is my 

way back to my side of the Park," she said. 

 

"I thought you were coming right across the Park." 

 

"Oh no," said Ann Veronica; "I have some work to do. I just wanted a 

breath of air. And they'll shut the gates presently. It's not far from 

twilight." 

 

 

 

 

Part 9 

 

 

She was sitting brooding over her fire about ten o'clock that night when 

a sealed and registered envelope was brought up to her. 

 

She opened it and drew out a letter, and folded within it were the notes 

she had sent off to Ramage that day. The letter began: 

 

 

"MY DEAREST GIRL,--I cannot let you do this foolish thing--" 

 

 

She crumpled notes and letter together in her hand, and then with a 

passionate gesture flung them into the fire. Instantly she seized the 

poker and made a desperate effort to get them out again. But she was 

only able to save a corner of the letter. The twenty pounds burned with 

avidity. 

 

She remained for some seconds crouching at the fender, poker in hand. 

 

"By Jove!" she said, standing up at last, "that about finishes it, Ann 

Veronica!" 

 


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