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A WOMAN OF FIFTY

for Tito's extravagance, the money she had spent on the villa, and then the cost of the trial had seriously impoverished her.
It was Harding who told me most of this; but one day when he was at the Club and I was having a cup of tea with Bessie and we were again talking over these tragic happenings she said to me:
" You know, Charley hasn't told you the whole story because he doesn't know it. I never told him. Men are funny in some ways; they're much more easily shocked than women."
I raised my eyebrows, but said nothing.
" Just before Laura went away we had a talk. She was very low and 1 thought she was grieving over the loss of her baby. I wanted to say something to help her. `You mustn't take the baby's death too hardly,' I said. `As things are perhaps it's better it died.! 'Why?' she said. `Think what the poor little thing's future would have been with a murderer for his father.' She looked at me for a moment in that strange quiet way of hers. And then what d'you think she said?"
" I haven't a notion," said I.
" She said: `What makes you think his father was a murderer?' I felt myself grow as red as a turkey-cock. I could hardly believe my ears. `Laura, what do you mean?' I said. `You were in court,' she said. `You heard me say Carlo was my lover.' "
Bessie Harding stared at me as she must have stared at Laura.
" What did you say then?" I asked.
" What was there for me to say? I said nothing. I wasn't so much horrified, I was bewildered. Laura looked at me and, believe it or not, I'm convinced there was a twinkle in her eyes. I felt a perfect fool."
" Poor Bessie," I smiled.
Poor Bessie, I repeated to myself now as I thought of this strange story. She and Charley were long since dead and by their death I had lost good friends. I went to sleep then, and next day Wyman Holt took me for a long drive.
We were to dine with the Greenes at seven and we reached

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