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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

spur of the moment in the face of such conflicting values as he 

had before him. With me behaving as if everything was infinitely 

matter-of-fact, what could he do? And just then Heaven sent old 

Manningtree--I didn't tell you before of the fortunate intervention of 

Manningtree, did I? He was looking quite infernally distinguished, with 

a wide crimson ribbon across him--what IS a wide crimson ribbon? Some 

sort of knight, I suppose. He is a knight. 'Well, young man,' he said, 

'we haven't seen you lately,' and something about 'Bateson & Co.'--he's 

frightfully anti-Mendelian--having it all their own way. So I introduced 

him to my father-in-law like a shot. I think that WAS decision. Yes, it 

was Manningtree really secured your father. He--" 

 

"Here they are!" said Ann Veronica as the bell sounded. 

 

 

 

Part 2 

 

 

They received the guests in their pretty little hall with genuine 

effusion. Miss Stanley threw aside a black cloak to reveal a discreet 

and dignified arrangement of brown silk, and then embraced Ann Veronica 

with warmth. "So very clear and cold," she said. "I feared we might 

have a fog." The housemaid's presence acted as a useful restraint. Ann 

Veronica passed from her aunt to her father, and put her arms about him 

and kissed his cheek. "Dear old daddy!" she said, and was amazed to 

find herself shedding tears. She veiled her emotion by taking off his 

overcoat. "And this is Mr. Capes?" she heard her aunt saying. 

 

All four people moved a little nervously into the drawing-room, 

maintaining a sort of fluttered amiability of sound and movement. 

 

Mr. Stanley professed a great solicitude to warm his hands. "Quite 

unusually cold for the time of year," he said. "Everything very nice, 

I am sure," Miss Stanley murmured to Capes as he steered her to a place 

upon the little sofa before the fire. Also she made little pussy-like 

sounds of a reassuring nature. 

 

"And let's have a look at you, Vee!" said Mr. Stanley, standing up with 

a sudden geniality and rubbing his hands together. 

 

Ann Veronica, who knew her dress became her, dropped a curtsy to her 

father's regard. 

 

Happily they had no one else to wait for, and it heartened her mightily 

to think that she had ordered the promptest possible service of the 

dinner. Capes stood beside Miss Stanley, who was beaming unnaturally, 

and Mr. Stanley, in his effort to seem at ease, took entire possession 

of the hearthrug. 

 

"You found the flat easily?" said Capes in the pause. "The numbers are a 


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