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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

had kissed the brow that was now so cadaverous, rubbed that sunken cheek 

with loving fingers, held that stringy neck with passionately living 

hands. But all of that was forgotten. "In the end," it seemed to be 

thinking, "they embalmed me with the utmost respect--sound spices chosen 

to endure--the best! I took my world as I found it. THINGS ARE SO!" 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3 

 

 

Ann Veronica's first impression of Kitty Brett was that she was 

aggressive and disagreeable; her next that she was a person of amazing 

persuasive power. She was perhaps three-and-twenty, and very pink and 

healthy-looking, showing a great deal of white and rounded neck above 

her business-like but altogether feminine blouse, and a good deal of 

plump, gesticulating forearm out of her short sleeve. She had animated 

dark blue-gray eyes under her fine eyebrows, and dark brown hair that 

rolled back simply and effectively from her broad low forehead. And she 

was about as capable of intelligent argument as a runaway steam-roller. 

She was a trained being--trained by an implacable mother to one end. 

 

She spoke with fluent enthusiasm. She did not so much deal with Ann 

Veronica's interpolations as dispose of them with quick and use-hardened 

repartee, and then she went on with a fine directness to sketch the case 

for her agitation, for that remarkable rebellion of the women that was 

then agitating the whole world of politics and discussion. She assumed 

with a kind of mesmeric force all the propositions that Ann Veronica 

wanted her to define. 

 

"What do we want? What is the goal?" asked Ann Veronica. 

 

"Freedom! Citizenship! And the way to that--the way to everything--is 

the Vote." 

 

Ann Veronica said something about a general change of ideas. 

 

"How can you change people's ideas if you have no power?" said Kitty 

Brett. 

 

Ann Veronica was not ready enough to deal with that counter-stroke. 

 

"One doesn't want to turn the whole thing into a mere sex antagonism." 

 

"When women get justice," said Kitty Brett, "there will be no sex 

antagonism. None at all. Until then we mean to keep on hammering away." 

 

"It seems to me that much of a woman's difficulties are economic." 

 

"That will follow," said Kitty Brett--"that will follow." 

 

She interrupted as Ann Veronica was about to speak again, with a bright 

contagious hopefulness. "Everything will follow," she said. 

 

"Yes," said Ann Veronica, trying to think where they were, trying to 

get things plain again that had seemed plain enough in the quiet of the 


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