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`Have you the least idea what marriage means?'
Noel nodded.
`Really?'
`Of course. Gratian is married. Besides, at school. ..'
`Your father is dead against it. This is a sad thing for him. He's a perfect saint, and you oughtn't to hurt him. Can't you wait, at least till Cyril's next leave?'
`He might never have one, you see.'
The heart of her whose boys were out there too, and might also never have another leave, could not but be responsive to those words. She looked at her niece, and a dim appreciation of this revolt of life menaced by death, of youth threatened with extinction, stirred in her. Noel's teeth were clenched, her lips drawn back, and she was staring in front of her.
`Daddy oughtn't to mind. Old people haven't to fight, and get killed; they oughtn't to mind us taking what we can. They've had their good time.'
It was such a just little speech that Thirza answered: `Yes; perhaps he hasn't quite realized that.'
`I want to make sure of Cyril, Auntie; I want everything I can have with him while there's the chance. I don't think it's much to ask, when perhaps I'll never have any more of him again.'
Thirza slipped her hand through the girl's arm.
`I understand,' she said. `Only, Nollie, suppose, when all this is over, and we breathe and live naturally once more, you found you'd made a mistake?'
Noel shook her head. `I haven't.'
`We all think that, my dear; but thousands of mistakes are made by people who no more dream they're making them than you do now; and then it's a very horrible business. It would be especially horrible for you; your father believes heart and soul in marriage being for ever.'
`Daddy's a darling; but I don't always believe what he

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