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CHAPTER XXVII - Here!

`You are one of us, we need you,' he said.
`Even when I don't do anything? - and when I get a bit bored with living Quetzalcoatls - and the rest, and wish for a simple Don Ramon?' she replied. He laughed suddenly.
`What is a simple Don Ramon?' he said. `A simple Don Ramon has a living Quetzalcoatl inside him. But you help all the same.'
`You go ahead so grandly, one would not think you needed help : especially from a mere woman who - who after all is only the wife of your friend.'
They were sitting on a bench under a red-flowering poinsettia whose huge scarlet petal-leaves spread out like sharp plumes.
`The wife of my friend!' he said. `What could you be better?'
`Of course,' she said, more than equivocal.
He was leaning his arms on his knees, and looking out to the lake, abstract, and remote. There was a certain worn look on his face, and the vulnerability which always caught at Kate's heart. She realized again the isolation and the deadly strain his effort towards a new way of life put upon him. Yet he had to do it.
This again gave her a feeling of helplessness, a woman's utter helplessness with a man who goes out to the beyond. She had to stifle her resentment, and her dislike of his `abstract' efforts.
`Do you feel awfully sure of yourself?' she said.
`Sure of myself?' he re-echoed. `No! Any day I may die and disappear from the face of the earth. I not only know it, I feel it. So why should I be sure of myself?'
`Why should you die?' she said.
'Why should anybody ever die? - even Carlota!'
'Ah! -her hour had come!'
`Can you set one's hour as one sets an alarm clock?' Kate paused.
`And if you're not sure of yourself, what are you sure of?' she challenged.
He looked at her with dark eves which she could not understand.

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