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PART I - CHAPTER IX
LETTIE COMES OF AGE

laughing nervously. She grew warm, like a blossom in the sunshine, in the glow of his admiration. He went forward and kissed her.
'You are splendid!' he said. .
She only laughed for answer. He drew her away to the great arm-chair, and made her sit in it beside him. She was indulgent and he radiant. He took her hand and looked at it, and at his ring which she wore.
'It looks all right!' he murmured.
'Anything would,' she replied.
'What do they mean-sapphires and diamonds-for I don't know?'
`Nor do I. Blue for hope, because Speranza in Faerie Queene had a blue gown-and diamonds for the crystalline clearness of my nature.'
`Its glitter and hardness, you mean.-You are a hard little mistress. But why hope?'
'Why?-No reason whatever; like most things. No, that's not right. Hopel Oh!-Blindfolded-hugging a silly harp with no strings. I wonder why she didn't drop her harp framework over the edge of the globe, and take the handkerchief off her eyes, and have a look round ! But of course she was a woman-and a man's woman. Do you know I believe most women can sneak a look down their noses from underneath the handkerchief of hope they 've tied over their eyes. They could take the whole muffler off-but they don't do it, the dears.'
`I don't believe you know what you 're talking about, and I`m sure I don't. Sapphires reminded me of your eyes-and-isn't it `blue that kept the faith'? I remember 4omething about it.'
`Here,' said she, pulling off the ring, `you ought to wear it yourself, Faithful One, to keep me in constant mind.'
`Keep it on, keep it on. It holds you faster than that fair damsel tied to a tree in IVSillais's picture-I believe it 's Millais's. '
She sat shaking with laughter.
'What a comparison! Who 'll be the brave knight 'to rescue me-discreetly-from behind?'
'Ah,' he answered, `it doesn't matter. You don't want rescuing, do you?'

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