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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

 

"You'll get them," he said. "This means a plunge." 

 

"Are you afraid?" 

 

"Only for you! Most of my income will vanish. Even unbelieving 

biological demonstrators must respect decorum; and besides, you see--you 

were a student. We shall have--hardly any money." 

 

"I don't care." 

 

"Hardship and danger." 

 

"With you!" 

 

"And as for your people?" 

 

"They don't count. That is the dreadful truth. This--all this swamps 

them. They don't count, and I don't care." 

 

Capes suddenly abandoned his attitude of meditative restraint. "By 

Jove!" he broke out, "one tries to take a serious, sober view. I don't 

quite know why. But this is a great lark, Ann Veronica! This turns life 

into a glorious adventure!" 

 

"Ah!" she cried in triumph. 

 

"I shall have to give up biology, anyhow. I've always had a sneaking 

desire for the writing-trade. That is what I must do. I can." 

 

"Of course you can." 

 

"And biology was beginning to bore me a bit. One research is very like 

another.... Latterly I've been doing things.... Creative work 

appeals to me wonderfully. Things seem to come rather easily.... But 

that, and that sort of thing, is just a day-dream. For a time I must do 

journalism and work hard.... What isn't a day-dream is this: that you 

and I are going to put an end to flummery--and go!" 

 

"Go!" said Ann Veronica, clenching her hands. 

 

"For better or worse." 

 

"For richer or poorer." 

 

She could not go on, for she was laughing and crying at the same time. 

"We were bound to do this when you kissed me," she sobbed through 

her tears. "We have been all this time--Only your queer code of 

honor--Honor! Once you begin with love you have to see it through." 


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