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THE HAPPY COUPLE

And she realised on a sudden-oh, the rapture, oh, the relief I -that to him too she was just the same as she had ever been. He had thought of her always as she was; her portrait had been, as it were, stamped on his heart, so that now, when the real woman stood before him, she was, to him, still eighteen.
So they were married.
" I don't believe a word of it," I said when Miss Gray had brought her story to its happy ending.
" I insist on your believing it," she said. "I'm convinced it's true, and I haven't the smallest doubt that they'll live happily together to a ripe old age." Then she made a remark that I thought rather shrewd. "Their love is founded on an illusion, perhaps; but since it has to them all the appearance of reality, what does it matter?"
While I have told you this idyllic story of Miss Gray's invention, the three of us, our hostess, Landon and myself, waited for the Craigs to come.
" Have you ever noticed that if people live next door to you, they're invariably late?" Miss Gray asked the judge.
" No, I haven't," he answered acidly. "I'm always punctual myself, and I expect other people to be punctual."
" I suppose it's no good offering you a cocktail?"
" None whatever, madam."
" But I have some sherry that they tell me isn't bad."
The judge took the bottle out of her hands and looked at the label. A faint smile broke on his thin lips.
" This is a civilised drink, Miss Gray. With your permission I will help myself. I never knew a woman yet who knew how to pour out a glass of wine. One should hold a woman by the waist, but a bottle by the neck."
While he was sipping the old sherry with every sign of satisfaction, Miss Gray glanced out of the window.
" Oh, that's why the Craigs are late. They were waiting for the baby to come back."
I followed her eyes and saw that the nurse had just pushed the pram past Miss Gray's house on her way home. Craig took

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