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CHAPTER XXV- Teresa

On the sewing-table was a length of fine Indian muslin which Kate had bought in India, and did not know what to do with. It was a sort of yellow-peach colour, beautiful, but it did not suit Kate. Teresa was fingering the gold-thread selvedge.
'It is not organdie?' she said.
`No, muslin. Hand-made muslin from India. - Why don't you take it? It doesn't suit me. It would be perfect for you.' She rose and held the fabric against Teresa's dark neck, pointing to the mirror. Teresa saw the warm-yellow muslin upon herself, and her eyes flashed.
`No!' she said. `I couldn't take it.'
`Why not? It doesn't suit me. I've had it lying about for a year now, and was wondering whether to cut it up for curtains. Do have it.'
Kate could be imperious, almost cruel in her giving.
`I can't take it from you!'
`Of course you can!'
Ramon appeared in the doorway, glancing round the room, and at the two women.
`Look!' said Teresa, rather confused.
`The Senora wants to give me this Indian muslin.' - She turned to him shyly, with the fabric held to her throat.
`You look very well in it,' he said, his eyes resting on her.
`The Senora ought not to give it to me.'
`The Senora would not give it you unless she wished to.'
'Then!' said Teresa to Kate. `Many thanks! But many thanks !'
`It is nothing,' said Kate. `But Ramon says it suits me.'
`Yes, doesn't it suit her!' cried Kate to him. `It was made in India for someone as dark as she is. It does suit her.'
`Very pretty!' said Ramon.
He had glanced round the room, at the different attractive things from different parts of the world, and at the cigarette ends in the agate bowl: the rather weary luxury and disorder, and the touch of barrenness, of a woman living her own life. She did not know what he was thinking. But to herself she thought: This is the man I defended on that roof. This is the man who lay with a hole in his back, naked and unconscious under the lamp. He didn't look like a Sultan then.

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