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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

 

Real lace bedspread; 

 

Gilt travelling clock; 

 

Ornamental pewter plaque; 

 

Salad bowl (silver mounted) and servers; 

 

Madgett's "English Poets" (twelve volumes), bound purple morocco; 

 

Etc., etc. 

 

Through all this flutter of novelty there came and went a solicitous, 

preoccupied, almost depressed figure. It was Doctor Ralph, formerly 

the partner of Doctor Stickell in the Avenue, and now with a thriving 

practice of his own in Wamblesmith. He had shaved his side-whiskers and 

come over in flannels, but he was still indisputably the same person 

who had attended Ann Veronica for the measles and when she swallowed 

the fish-bone. But his role was altered, and he was now playing the 

bridegroom in this remarkable drama. Alice was going to be Mrs. Ralph. 

He came in apologetically; all the old "Well, and how ARE we?" note 

gone; and once he asked Ann Veronica, almost furtively, 

 

"How's Alice getting on, Vee?" Finally, on the Day, he appeared like 

his old professional self transfigured, in the most beautiful light gray 

trousers Ann Veronica had ever seen and a new shiny silk hat with a most 

becoming roll.... 

 

It was not simply that all the rooms were rearranged and everybody 

dressed in unusual fashions, and all the routines of life abolished and 

put away: people's tempers and emotions also seemed strangely disturbed 

and shifted about. Her father was distinctly irascible, and disposed 

more than ever to hide away among the petrological things--the study was 

turned out. At table he carved in a gloomy but resolute manner. On the 

Day he had trumpet-like outbreaks of cordiality, varied by a watchful 

preoccupation. Gwen and Alice were fantastically friendly, which seemed 

to annoy him, and Mrs. Stanley was throughout enigmatical, with an 

anxious eye on her husband and Alice. 

 

There was a confused impression of livery carriages and whips with white 

favors, people fussily wanting other people to get in before them, 

and then the church. People sat in unusual pews, and a wide margin of 

hassocky emptiness intervened between the ceremony and the walls. 

 

Ann Veronica had a number of fragmentary impressions of Alice strangely 

transfigured in bridal raiment. It seemed to make her sister downcast 

beyond any precedent. The bridesmaids and pages got rather jumbled 

in the aisle, and she had an effect of Alice's white back and 

sloping shoulders and veiled head receding toward the altar. In some 


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