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The sound of a taxi stopping not far off had come to her ears, and she gathered her feet under her, planting them firmly. If she sprang up, could she slip by him before he caught her arm again, and get that taxi?
`If I go now,' he said, `will you promise me to stop till you've seen Leila?'
`No.,
'That's foolish. Come, promise!'
Noel shook her head. She felt a perverse pleasure at his embarrassment.
`Leila's lucky, isn't she? No children, no husband, no father, no anything. Lovely!'
She saw his arm go up as if to ward off a blow. `Poor Leilal' he said.
`Why are you sorry for her? She has freedom! And she has you!'
She knew it would hurt; but she wanted to hurt him. `You needn't envy her for that.'
He had just spoken, when Noel saw a figure over by the door.
She jumped up, and said breathlessly: `Oh, here you are, Leilal Father's been here, and we've had some of your champagne!'
`Capital! You are in the dark!'
Noel felt the blood rush into her cheeks. The light leaped up, and Leila came forward. She looked extremely pale, calm, and self-contained, in her nurse's dress; her full lips were tightly pressed together, but Noel could see her breast heaving violently. A turmoil of shame and wounded pride began raging in the girl. Why had she not flown long ago? Why had she let herself be trapped like this? Lei1a would think she had been making up to him! Horrible! Disgusting! Why didn't he-why didn't someone, speak? Then Leila said: `I didn't expect you, Jimmy; I'm glad you haven't been dull. Noel is staying here to-night. Give me a cigarette. Sit down, both of you. I'm awfully tired!'

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