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old quarters of Geneva; she made me look at the ancient wall of the Escalade and hummed its song for me.
Fin.ding, as always, an added pleasure in combining memories of books with my strongest sentiments, I determined to take her to visit the Chateau de Coppet, as a pilgrimage in memory of Madame de Stael, and the Chateau de Chillon as a pilgrimage in memory of Byron. `How sweet are the first steps of love,' Goethe wrote, `when the young woman likes to learn and the young man likes to teach.' I do not know whether Janine liked to learn but she wanted to please me and she listened with patience. At that time I could not see a woman whose beauty I admired without immediately hoping to make her mind resemble mine. I used to like to quote Baudelaire's phrase: `A man's mind in a woman's body,' and another from La Bruyere: `A beautiful woman who has the qualities of an honest man affords the most delightful companionship in the world.' I did not understand that a woman of seventeen, however intelligent she might be, remains a woman. To poor Janine, who had read a great deal for her age and who sincerely loved poetry and music but also loved the windows of jewellers and florists, I talked about philosophy and mathematics. With the end of my cane I drew geometrical figures for her in the sand of the paths, and in the evening I told her the names of the constellations reflected in the waters of the lake. Then she would turn her head and look at me laughingly. And suddenly my pedantry would dissolve and I would be just a young man desperately in love. Time fled. It was already two days past the time when I should have returned to the mill. I had sent a telegram saying that I had been detained in Switzerland but giving no further explanation. Ah! How deeply in love I must have been suddenly to show such boldness in wrong-doing!
What was to come of this romantic adventure? I had no idea. No doubt it would have been possible to ask Mademoiselle de Szymkiewicz to marry me. But that seemed bold to the point of insanity. Could I return to the main office and announce my engagement before the portraits of the terrible Uncles?
`To whom?' I would be asked.
`To a young Russian girl who lives in Geneva.'
`To a young Russian girl! How old is she?'
`Seventeen.'
`What do her parents do? ... What dowry will there be? ...'

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