"You tried to do something that was fine, and … and civilization would not let you. I have a certain standing not only as a singer but as a critic, and I belong to one of the most brilliant causerie dinner clubs of the day, in which successful Bohemianism, politicians, men of affairs, artists, sculptors, and cultivated noblemen generally, mingle together in the easiest and most delightful intercourse. ‘Except Captain Roding,’ agreed the old lady, nodding at the butler. ’ ‘You see, I am of them,’ she said seriously, ‘but not with them—yet. ‘By traitors I am surrounded!’ ‘Stop talking utter twaddle,’ ordered Roding, marching up to the desk. . Did he talk a little when you took him into the city?" "No. I suppose because it IS the chief thing in life. ” “Above all, no one except I can know what you are. But, on the bursting of that bubble, his hopes vanished with it. Somehow or other his reputation as a hardened and unassailable bachelor had won for him during the last few years a comparative immunity from attentions on the part of those women with whom he had been brought into contact. She delighted in frustrating him. But those days are over—quite over.
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