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PART I - CHAPTER IX
LETTIE COMES OF AGE

`Ah, but look at yourself. There! I declare you're more afraid of your own eyes than of mine, aren't you?,
'I am,' she said, and he kissed her with rapture.
'It 's your birthday,' he said.
` I know,' she replied.
'So do I. You promised me something.'
` What ? ' she asked.
'Here-see if you like it'-he gave her a little case. She opened it, and instinctively slipped the ring on her finger. He made a movement of pleasure. She looked up, laughing breathlessly at him.
`Now!' said he, in tones of finality.
`Ah!' she exclaimed in a strange, thrilled voice.
He caught her in his arms.
After a while, when they could talk rationally again, she said:
`Do you think they will come to my party?'
`I hope not-by Heaven!'
'But-oh, yes! We have made all preparations.'
'What does that matter! Ten thousand folks here to-day ! '
'Not ten thousand-only five or six. I shall be wild if they can't come.'
`You want them?'
'We have asked them-and everything is ready-and I do want us to have a party one day.'
`But to-day-damn it all, Lettie!'
`But I did want my party to-day. Don't you think they 'll come?'
`They won't if they've any sense!'
'You might help me-' she pouted.
'Well, I'll be ! and you've set your mind on having a houscful of people to-day?'
`You know how we look forward to it-my party. At any rate-I know Tom Smith will come-and I'm almost sure Emily Saxton will.'
He bit his moustache angrily, and said at last:
`Then I suppose I'd better send John round for the lot.' 'It wouldn't be much trouble, would it?'
`No trouble at all.'
Mo you know,' she said, twisting the ring on her finger,

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