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He burst out indignantly, `I didn't - I mean it was - You know quite well that isn't the point.'
`I only asked, darling.'
Even in his anger he saw the cleverness of her question, and felt proud of her; and furious with her for being so clever, and for not losing her temper.
`There's a difference,' he explained carefully, as if to a child, `between going in a crowd to a woman's house and going out alone at night with that woman's husband.'
She said nothing. She put her hand back to the tray, poured herself out a little lemonade, and drank it.
`Darling,' cried Reginald, in sudden terror at the way irrevocable words kept leaving him, `you know I don't - I mean it's nothing - it's not - it would be an insult to you to suggest such a thing. It's just that Ormsby has this reputation with women, and people seeing you and him together at the Palace to-night -that of all places - will say - people who don't know you - they'll say - I mean they'll wonder who you are. It's horrible to think of ... what they'll think ... being Ormsby.' His voice trailed away, as he watched her from lowered lids. For the moment she just looked puzzled.
`Why did you say "that of all places"?' she asked.
`Well, you know who Veno is.'
She shook her head. `Veno? What a funny name.'
`He's the half-caste who put the show on.'
`Oh! But what-'
`Ormsby finances him - on condition that he has first choice.' Reginald laughed contemptuously, and added, `You might say that he owns the Preference Shares.'
For what seemed a long time nothing more was

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said. The Dresden shepherdess clock on Mrs. Carstairs' mantelpiece ticked - ticked - ticked. Irrevocable moments. Irrevocable words. But every moment is irrevocable, every word is irrevocable, and the world goes on, and nobody is very much changed, and nothing has really happened. Silly to think that all this is going to make any difference. It can't, Sylvia, can it? Tick - tick - tick....
With a long mournful sigh Sylvia stood up.
`I had been so terribly happy,' she said. `You've spoilt my happiness.'
She moved slowly, mournfully, towards the door. `Sylvia!'
Slowly, mournfully, she took her loveliness, and all the peace and rest and comfort which went with her, from the room.

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