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`I have not seen you for a long time, mademoiselle,' said the painter, when they were alone.
Noel was sitting in front of the empty drawing-room hearth, with her arms stretched out as if there had been a fire there.
`I've been away. How are you going to paint me, monsieur?'
`In that dress, mademoiselle; just as you are now, warming yourself at the fire of life.'
`But it isn't there.'
`Yes, fires soon go out. Mademoiselle, will you come and see my wife? She is ill.'
`Now?' asked Noel, startled.
`Yes, now. She is really ill, and I have no one there. That is what I came to ask of your sister; but now you are here, it's even better. She likes you.'
Noel got up. `Wait one minute!' she said, and ran upstairs. Her baby was asleep, and the old nurse dozing. Putting on a cloak and cap of grey rabbit's fur, she ran down again to the hall where the painter was waiting; and they went out together.
`I do not know if I am to blame,' he said, `my wife has been no real wife to me since she knew I had a mistress and was no real husband to her.'
Noel stared round at his face, lighted by a queer smile.
`Yes,' he went on, 'from that has come her tragedy. But she should have known before I married her. Nothing was concealed. Bon Dieu! she should have known! Why cannot a woman see things as they are? My mistress, mademoiselle, is not a thing of flesh. It is my art. It has always been first with me, and always will. She has never accepted that-she is incapable of accepting it. I am sorry for her. But what would you? I was a fool to marry her. Chere mademoiselle, no troubles are anything beside the trouble which goes on

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