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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

here. I felt suddenly I understood you--as an intelligent person. If 

you'll forgive my saying that, and implying what goes with it. There's 

something--puppyish in a man's usual attitude to women. That is what 

I've had on my conscience.... I don't think we're altogether to blame 

if we don't take some of your lot seriously. Some of your sex, I mean. 

But we smirk a little, I'm afraid, habitually when we talk to you. We 

smirk, and we're a bit--furtive." 

 

He paused, with his eyes studying her gravely. "You, anyhow, don't 

deserve it," he said. 

 

Their colloquy was ended abruptly by the apparition of Miss Klegg at 

the further door. When she saw Ann Veronica she stood for a moment as if 

entranced, and then advanced with outstretched hands. "Veronique!" she 

cried with a rising intonation, though never before had she called Ann 

Veronica anything but Miss Stanley, and seized her and squeezed her and 

kissed her with profound emotion. "To think that you were going to do 

it--and never said a word! You are a little thin, but except for that 

you look--you look better than ever. Was it VERY horrible? I tried to 

get into the police-court, but the crowd was ever so much too big, push 

as I would.... 

 

"I mean to go to prison directly the session is over," said Miss Klegg. 

"Wild horses--not if they have all the mounted police in London--shan't 

keep me out." 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 6 

 

 

Capes lit things wonderfully for Ann Veronica all that afternoon, he was 

so friendly, so palpably interested in her, and glad to have her back 

with him. Tea in the laboratory was a sort of suffragette reception. 

Miss Garvice assumed a quality of neutrality, professed herself almost 

won over by Ann Veronica's example, and the Scotchman decided that if 

women had a distinctive sphere it was, at any rate, an enlarging sphere, 

and no one who believed in the doctrine of evolution could logically 

deny the vote to women "ultimately," however much they might be disposed 

to doubt the advisability of its immediate concession. It was a refusal 

of expediency, he said, and not an absolute refusal. The youth with his 

hair like Russell cleared his throat and said rather irrelevantly that 

he knew a man who knew Thomas Bayard Simmons, who had rioted in the 

Strangers' Gallery, and then Capes, finding them all distinctly pro-Ann 

Veronica, if not pro-feminist, ventured to be perverse, and started a 

vein of speculation upon the Scotchman's idea--that there were still 


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