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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

need to clutch at way-side flowers. And put 'em in little books for 

remembrance. Flattened flowers aren't for the likes of us. Moments, 

indeed! We like each other fresh and fresh. It isn't illusions--for us. 

We two just love each other--the real, identical other--all the time." 

 

"The real, identical other," said Capes, and took and bit the tip of her 

little finger. 

 

"There's no delusions, so far as I know," said Ann Veronica. 

 

"I don't believe there is one. If there is, it's a mere 

wrapping--there's better underneath. It's only as if I'd begun to know 

you the day before yesterday or there-abouts. You keep on coming truer, 

after you have seemed to come altogether true. You... brick!" 

 

 

 

Part 10 

 

 

"To think," he cried, "you are ten years younger than I!... There are 

times when you make me feel a little thing at your feet--a young, silly, 

protected thing. Do you know, Ann Veronica, it is all a lie about your 

birth certificate; a forgery--and fooling at that. You are one of the 

Immortals. Immortal! You were in the beginning, and all the men in the 

world who have known what love is have worshipped at your feet. You have 

converted me to--Lester Ward! You are my dear friend, you are a slip of 

a girl, but there are moments when my head has been on your breast, when 

your heart has been beating close to my ears, when I have known you for 

the goddess, when I have wished myself your slave, when I have wished 

that you could kill me for the joy of being killed by you. You are the 

High Priestess of Life...." 

 

"Your priestess," whispered Ann Veronica, softly. "A silly little 

priestess who knew nothing of life at all until she came to you." 

 

 

 

Part 11 

 

 

They sat for a time without speaking a word, in an enormous shining 

globe of mutual satisfaction. 

 

"Well," said Capes, at length, "we've to go down, Ann Veronica. Life 

waits for us." 

 

He stood up and waited for her to move. 

 

"Gods!" cried Ann Veronica, and kept him standing. "And to think that 

it's not a full year ago since I was a black-hearted rebel school-girl, 

distressed, puzzled, perplexed, not understanding that this great 

force of love was bursting its way through me! All those nameless 

discontents--they were no more than love's birth-pangs. I felt--I 

felt living in a masked world. I felt as though I had bandaged eyes. I 

felt--wrapped in thick cobwebs. They blinded me. They got in my mouth. 

And now--Dear! Dear! The dayspring from on high hath visited me. I love. 


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