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CHAPTER IX

The night was cooler now and the dancers drifted in from the parquet under the trees. A party in river clothes strolled up from their electric canoe and ordered champagne. Cars were arriving from London. The theatres were over. The room was suddenly dark. A nigger rolled his drum and a fluffy white ball spun on to her toes in a circle of light. A second ray of blue picked out her bounding partner.
" Cabaret," said Oliver. Denis held his breath. He was just beginning to see life. Up till now he had been dead. His toes curled and pressed down against the soles of his shoes as the man threw up the ball of fluff, caught her heels and jerked her to his shoulder. The band had broken off in suspense. Peter puffed away at his cigarette and Oliver's glass strayed to his mouth. The dancers' antics grew wilder and more vigorous. In a smiling frenzy the man wrenched his partner to his chest and threw her brutally from him with her lips parted in a smile of adoration. Then the fluffy ball was spun round and round and round with faster and faster slaps, like a porter bowling a milk churn, till the niggers in the band reached a crazy pinnacle of noise. Down on her heels again, bows to the audience, wild applause, and Denis's toes uncurled again within his shoes. He clapped madly. Never had he seen such a show. They must be world famous. How wonderfully trusting the girl had been and how she adored her partner for all his brutal methods. They must be engaged if they were not married.
" That's the third time I've seen those two this week," said Lady Bridget. " I'm sick of acrobatics. If they'd only dance for a change."
" Not a bad looker, the girl," said Oliver. He had not seen her quite as clearly as he would have liked. But she had fine tapering legs. He had spotted that.
" I suppose you ought to be getting back soon," said Lady Bridget. She remembered, when the lights went on again, that the evening had a serious side to it. For the first time she felt a little responsible. " Have you all had enough ? Oliver ? Denis ? Is it wrong to call you Denis ?"
" Thanks awfully, please do," said Denis.

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