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CHAPTER X
O TIME, STAY THY FLIGHT

OUR house in Caudebec was simple but charming. Janine's taste had done wonders. Fresh from Oxford, she had selected English furniture at a Paris upholsterer's. Everywhere the rich brilliance of mahogany reflected vases of flowers. `Doing her flowers' was one of my wife's greatest pleasures. She loved long slender vases, Chinese vases with lustrous surfaces, Venetian glass, Wedgwood vases, engraved Lalique crystal. She would spend a long time studying the curve of a stem or a green cloud of asparagus fern. She knew how to thin out and lighten bunches of flowers that were too heavy. I owned a great number of books and all our rooms were adorned with shelves bright with the mosaic of bindings. Our garden, like all those in Elbeuf, was an old-fashioned garden: beds of begonias and geraniums with borders of forget-me-nots or heliotrope; but Janine quickly added a well-designed kitchen garden and a cutting garden crowded with a profusion of brilliant variegated flowers like the high borders of the Oxford gardens. She proved to be a good housekeeper and kept up a correspondence with her grandmother (whom she loved very much), with her mother and with Loulou, in which recipes played a large part.
Was she happy? I don't believe that question can be answered by a simple yes or no. Certainly she found pleasure, after having suffered so much uncertainty and disorder, in being sure of her ground, mistress of her own little world and free from all material worries. We had many tastes in common and the evenings we spent together while I read novels or plays aloud to her or she played the piano for me or told me about her childhood were almost always gay and full of tenderness. With my incorrigible professorial instincts I tried to make her love what I loved; Stendhal, Balzac, Merimee, Tolstoy. Desiring nothing more for myself, I believed with naive egoism that she too was completely satisfied. I learned long after her death from letters she had written that she had had great difficulty in acclimatizing herself to a family that was austere and,

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