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PART I - CHAPTER II
DANGLING THE APPLE


' We will go,' said Leslie.
George looked up sideways at Lettie and his black eyes ,vere full of sardonic mischief.
'Lend me a shawl, will you, Emily?' said Lettie. ` I brought nothing, and I think the wind is cold.'
Emily, however, regretted that she had no shawl, and so l,ettie must needs wear a black coat over her summer dress. It fitted so absurdly that we all laughed, but Leslie was very angry that she should appear ludicrous before them. He showed her all the polite attentions possible, fastened the neck of her coat with his pearl scarf-pin, refusing the pin Emily discovered, after some search. Then we sallied forth.
When we were outside, he offered Lettie his arm with an air of injured dignity. She refused it and he began to remonstrate.
`I consider you ought to have been home as you promised.'
'Pardon me,' she replied, `but I did not promise.'
'But you knew I was coming,' said he.
'Well-you found me,' she retorted.
`Yes,' he assented. `I did find you; flirting with a common fellow,' he sneered.
`Well,' she returned, `he did-it is true-call a heifer a heifer.'
`And I should think you liked it,' he said.
` I didn't mind,' she said, with galling negligence.
` I thought your taste was more refined,' he replied, sarcastically. 'But I suppose you thought it romantic.'
'Very ! Ruddy, dark, and really thrilling eyes,' said she.
` I hate to hear a girl talk rot,' said Leslie. He himself had crisp hair of the `ginger' class.
`But I mean it,' she insisted, aggravating his anger.
Leslie was angry. 'I 'm glad he amuses you !'
`Of course, I'm not hard to please,' she said pointedly. He was stung to the quick.
`Then there 's some comfort in knowing I don't please you,' he said coldly.
'Oh! but you do 1 You amuse me also,' she said.
After that he would not speak, preferring, I suppose, not to amuse her.

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PART I - CHAPTER II
DANGLING THE APPLE


Lettie took my arm, and with her disengaged hand held her skirts above the wet grass. When he had left us at the end of the riding in the wood, Lettie said:
`What an infant he is!'
`A bit of an ass,' I admitted.
`But really!' she said, 'he's more agreeable on the whole than-than my Taurus.' `Your bull!' I repeated laughing.

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