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her. The silence in the hall became heavy with their waiting.
Then suddenly something broke the sternness of my mother's face. It changed. The colour receded as quickly as it had come, and her cheeks became ashen. One hand fell loosely into her lap, and her eyes dropped uncertainly to the floor. Her shoulders drooped, and she shrank a little into her chair. She said with a hurried faintness:
" My son-my son-you are always welcometo your home. Later I will talk-now you are dismissed."
My brother lifted his eyes then to her face and searched it. He had not such a keen gaze as I, but even he knew something was wrong. He hesitated, then glanced at me. I saw that he wished to speak further, to remonstrate with her for her coldness. But I was alarmed for her. I shook my head at him. He spoke a word to the foreigner then, and they bowed and withdrew.
I flew to my mother's side then, but she motioned me away without a word. I longed to ask her forgiveness, but she would not allow me to speak. I could see that she was exhausted by some secret pain. I was not to be permitted to remain. I bowed, therefore, and slowly I turned away. But from the court I looked back, and I saw her

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walking slowly back to her own apartments, leaning heavily upon two slaves.
Sighing, I returned to my home. I can make nothing of the future, ponder it as I may.
As for those two, my brother and the foreigner, those two who break my mother's heart, they went away for the rest of that day upon one of their long walks, and when night came they returned, and we did not speak together.

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