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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

of a light-footed pursuer running. Teddy overtook her, a little out of 

breath, his innocent face flushed, his straw-colored hair disordered. He 

was out of breath, and spoke in broken sentences. 

 

"I say, Vee. Half a minute, Vee. It's like this: You want freedom. Look 

here. You know--if you want freedom. Just an idea of mine. You know 

how those Russian students do? In Russia. Just a formal marriage. Mere 

formality. Liberates the girl from parental control. See? You marry me. 

Simply. No further responsibility whatever. Without hindrance--present 

occupation. Why not? Quite willing. Get a license--just an idea of mine. 

Doesn't matter a bit to me. Do anything to please you, Vee. Anything. 

Not fit to be dust on your boots. Still--there you are!" 

 

He paused. 

 

Ann Veronica's desire to laugh unrestrainedly was checked by the 

tremendous earnestness of his expression. "Awfully good of you, Teddy." 

she said. 

 

He nodded silently, too full for words. 

 

"But I don't see," said Ann Veronica, "just how it fits the present 

situation." 

 

"No! Well, I just suggested it. Threw it out. Of course, if at any 

time--see reason--alter your opinion. Always at your service. No 

offence, I hope. All right! I'm off. Due to play hockey. Jackson's. 

Horrid snorters! So long, Vee! Just suggested it. See? Nothing really. 

Passing thought." 

 

"Teddy," said Ann Veronica, "you're a dear!" 

 

"Oh, quite!" said Teddy, convulsively, and lifted an imaginary hat and 

left her. 

 

 


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