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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

a bicycle!" 

 

"H'm!" said Ann Veronica, and then went on "I want to be taken 

seriously. A girl--at my age--is grown-up. I want to go on with 

my University work under proper conditions, now that I've done the 

Intermediate. It isn't as though I haven't done well. I've never muffed 

an exam yet. Roddy muffed two...." 

 

Her father interrupted. "Now look here, Veronica, let us be plain with 

each other. You are not going to that infidel Russell's classes. You are 

not going anywhere but to the Tredgold College. I've thought that out, 

and you must make up your mind to it. All sorts of considerations come 

in. While you live in my house you must follow my ideas. You are wrong 

even about that man's scientific position and his standard of work. 

There are men in the Lowndean who laugh at him--simply laugh at him. 

And I have seen work by his pupils myself that struck me as being--well, 

next door to shameful. There's stories, too, about his demonstrator, 

Capes Something or other. The kind of man who isn't content with his 

science, and writes articles in the monthly reviews. Anyhow, there it 

is: YOU ARE NOT GOING THERE." 

 

The girl received this intimation in silence, but the face that looked 

down upon the gas fire took an expression of obstinacy that brought out 

a hitherto latent resemblance between parent and child. When she spoke, 

her lips twitched. 

 

"Then I suppose when I have graduated I am to come home?" 

 

"It seems the natural course--" 

 

"And do nothing?" 

 

"There are plenty of things a girl can find to do at home." 

 

"Until some one takes pity on me and marries me?" 

 

He raised his eyebrows in mild appeal. His foot tapped impatiently, and 

he took up the papers. 

 

"Look here, father," she said, with a change in her voice, "suppose I 

won't stand it?" 

 

He regarded her as though this was a new idea. 

 

"Suppose, for example, I go to this dance?" 

 

"You won't." 

 

"Well"--her breath failed her for a moment. "How would you prevent it?" 

she asked. 

 

"But I have forbidden it!" he said, raising his voice. 

 

"Yes, I know. But suppose I go?" 

 

"Now, Veronica! No, no. This won't do. Understand me! I forbid it. I 

do not want to hear from you even the threat of disobedience." He spoke 

loudly. "The thing is forbidden!" 

 

"I am ready to give up anything that you show to be wrong." 

 

"You will give up anything I wish you to give up." 

 

They stared at each other through a pause, and both faces were flushed 


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