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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

home. Doctor Ralph came in to tea and put his arm round Alice and kissed 

her, and Alice called him "Squiggles," and stood in the shelter of his 

arms for a moment with an expression of satisfied proprietorship. She 

HAD cried, Ann Veronica knew. There had been fusses and scenes dimly 

apprehended through half-open doors. She had heard Alice talking and 

crying at the same time, a painful noise. Perhaps marriage hurt. But now 

it was all over, and Alice was getting on well. It reminded Ann Veronica 

of having a tooth stopped. 

 

And after that Alice became remoter than ever, and, after a time, ill. 

Then she had a baby and became as old as any really grown-up person, or 

older, and very dull. Then she and her husband went off to a Yorkshire 

practice, and had four more babies, none of whom photographed well, and 

so she passed beyond the sphere of Ann Veronica's sympathies altogether. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 5 

 

 

The Gwen affair happened when she was away at school at 

Marticombe-on-Sea, a term before she went to the High School, and was 

never very clear to her. 

 

Her mother missed writing for a week, and then she wrote in an unusual 

key. "My dear," the letter ran, "I have to tell you that your sister 

Gwen has offended your father very much. I hope you will always love 

her, but I want you to remember she has offended your father and married 

without his consent. Your father is very angry, and will not have her 

name mentioned in his hearing. She has married some one he could not 

approve of, and gone right away...." 

 

When the next holidays came Ann Veronica's mother was ill, and Gwen was 

in the sick-room when Ann Veronica returned home. She was in one of her 

old walking-dresses, her hair was done in an unfamiliar manner, she wore 

a wedding-ring, and she looked as if she had been crying. 

 

"Hello, Gwen!" said Ann Veronica, trying to put every one at their ease. 

"Been and married?... What's the name of the happy man?" 

 

Gwen owned to "Fortescue." 

 

"Got a photograph of him or anything?" said Ann Veronica, after kissing 

her mother. 

 

Gwen made an inquiry, and, directed by Mrs. Stanley, produced a portrait 

from its hiding-place in the jewel-drawer under the mirror. It presented 

a clean-shaven face with a large Corinthian nose, hair tremendously 

waving off the forehead and more chin and neck than is good for a man. 

 

"LOOKS all right," said Ann Veronica, regarding him with her head first 

on one side and then on the other, and trying to be agreeable. "What's 


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