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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

 

 

 

Part 3 

 

 

Later they loitered along a winding path above the inn, and made love 

to one another. Their journey had made them indolent, the afternoon was 

warm, and it seemed impossible to breathe a sweeter air. The flowers and 

turf, a wild strawberry, a rare butterfly, and suchlike little intimate 

things had become more interesting than mountains. Their flitting hands 

were always touching. Deep silences came between them.... 

 

"I had thought to go on to Kandersteg," said Capes, "but this is a 

pleasant place. There is not a soul in the inn but ourselves. Let 

us stay the night here. Then we can loiter and gossip to our heart's 

content." 

 

"Agreed," said Ann Veronica. 

 

"After all, it's our honeymoon." 

 

"All we shall get," said Ann Veronica. 

 

"This place is very beautiful." 

 

"Any place would be beautiful," said Ann Veronica, in a low voice. 

 

For a time they walked in silence. 

 

"I wonder," she began, presently, "why I love you--and love you so 

much?... I know now what it is to be an abandoned female. I AM an 

abandoned female. I'm not ashamed--of the things I'm doing. I want to 

put myself into your hands. You know--I wish I could roll my little body 

up small and squeeze it into your hand and grip your fingers upon it. 

Tight. I want you to hold me and have me SO.... Everything. Everything. 

It's a pure joy of giving--giving to YOU. I have never spoken of these 

things to any human being. Just dreamed--and ran away even from my 

dreams. It is as if my lips had been sealed about them. And now I break 

the seals--for you. Only I wish--I wish to-day I was a thousand times, 

ten thousand times more beautiful." 

 

Capes lifted her hand and kissed it. 

 

"You are a thousand times more beautiful," he said, "than anything else 

could be.... You are you. You are all the beauty in the world. Beauty 

doesn't mean, never has meant, anything--anything at all but you. It 

heralded you, promised you...." 

 

Part 4 

 

 

They lay side by side in a shallow nest of turf and mosses among 

bowlders and stunted bushes on a high rock, and watched the day sky 

deepen to evening between the vast precipices overhead and looked over 

the tree-tops down the widening gorge. A distant suggestion of chalets 

and a glimpse of the road set them talking for a time of the world they 

had left behind. 

 

Capes spoke casually of their plans for work. "It's a flabby, 

loose-willed world we have to face. It won't even know whether to be 

scandalized at us or forgiving. It will hold aloof, a little undecided 


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