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A WOMAN OF FIFTY

"You'll like jasper Greene. He's clever."
" What's he a professor of?"
" He's not a professor; he's an instructor. A fine scholar. He's her second husband. She was married to an Italian before."
" Oh?" That didn't chime in with my ideas at all. "What was her name?"
" I haven't a notion. I don't believe it was a great success." Wyman chuckled. "That's only a deduction I draw from the fact that she hasn't a single thing in the house to suggest that she ever spent any time in Italy. I should have expected her to have at least a refectory table, an old chest or two and an embroidered cope hanging on the wall."
I laughed. I knew those rather dreary pieces that people buy when they're in Italy, the gilt wooden candlesticks, the Venetian glass mirrors and the high-backed, comfortless chairs. They look well enough when you see them in the crowded shops of the dealers in antiques, but when you bring them to another country they're too often a sad disappointment. Even if they're genuine, which they seldom are, they look ill at ease and out of place.
" Laura has money," Wyman went on. "When they married she furnished the house from cellar to attic in Chicago. It's quite a show place; it's a little masterpiece of hideousness and vulgarity. I never go into the living-room without marvelling at the unerring taste with which she picked out exactly what you'd expect to find in the bridal suite of a second-class hotel in Atlantic City."
To explain this irony I should state that Wyman's livingroom was all chromium and glass, rough modern fabrics, with a boldly Cubist rug on the floor, and on the walls Picasso printsand drawings by Tchelicheff. However he gave me a very gooddinner. We spent the evening chatting pleasantly about thingsthat mutually interested us and finished it with a couple ofbottles of beer. I went to bed in a room of somewhat aggressivemodernity. I read for a while and then putting out the lightcomposed myself to sleep.

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