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CHAPTER XVIII - Auto da Fe

`Do you think, Senora Caterina, you might marry our mutual General?' Ramon had put himself aside again.
'I - I don't know!' stammered Kate. `I hardly think so.'
`He is not sympathetic to you at all?'
`Yes, he is. He is alive, and there is even a certain fascination about him. - But one shouldn't try marrying a man of another race, do you think, even if he were more sympathetic?'
`Ahl' sighed Ramon. `It's no good generalizing. It's no good marrying anybody, unless there will be a real fusion somewhere.'
`And I feel there wouldn't,' said Kate. `I feel he just wants something of me; and perhaps I just want something of him. But he would never meet me. He would never come forward himself, to meet me. He would come to take something from me and I should have to let him. And I don't want merely that. I want a man who will come half-way, just half-way, to meet me.'
Don Ramon pondered, and shook his head.
`You are right,' he said. `Yet, in these matters, one never knows what is half-way, nor where it is. A woman who just wants to be taken, and then to cling on, is a parasite. And a man who wants just to take, without giving, is a creature of prey.'
`And I'm afraid Don Cipriano might be that,' said Kate.
`Possibly,' said Ramon. `He is not so with me. But perhaps he would be, if we did not meet - perhaps it is our half-way - in some physical belief that is at the very middle of us, and which we recognize in one another. Don't you think there might be that between you and him?'
`I doubt if he'd feel it necessary, with a woman. A woman wouldn't be important enough.'
Ramon was silent.
`Perhaps!' he said. `With a woman, a man always wants to let himself go. And it is precisely with a woman that he should never let himself go. It is precisely with a woman that he should never let himself go, but stick to his innermost belief, and meet her just there. Because when the innermost belief coincides in them both, if it's physical, there, and then, and nowhere else, they can meet. And it's no good unless there is a meeting. It's no good a man ravishine a woman, and it's absolutely

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