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PART III - CHAPTER V
THE DOMINANT MOTIF OF SUFFERING

He was some time in replying.
'Why, she 's so affected.'
I sat still in the small, close space and waited.
'Do you know ?'he laughed, keeping his face averted from me. `She makes my blood boil. I could hate her.'
`Why?' I said gently.
` I don't know. I feel as if she 'd insulted me. She does lie, doesn't she?'
` I didn't notice it,' I said, but I knew he meant her shirking, her shuffling of her life.
`And you think of those poor devils under the bridgeand then of her and them frittering away themselves and money in that idiocy '
He spoke with passion.
`You are quoting Longfellow,' I said.
`What?' he asked, looking at me suddenly.
`"Life is real, life is earnest "'
He flushed slightly at my good-natured gibe.
' I don't know what it is,' he replied. `But it 's a pretty rotten business, when you think of her fooling about wasting herself, and all the waste that goes on up there,
and the poor devils rotting on the Embankment-and '
`And you-and Mayhew-and me-' I continued. He looked at me very intently to see if I were mocking.
He laughed. I could see he was very much moved.
'Is the time out of joint?' I asked.
'Why!'-he laughed. `No. But she makes me feel so angry-as if I should burst-I don't know when I felt in such a rage. I wonder why. I'm sorry for him, poor devil. "Lettie and Leslie"-they seemed christened for one another, didn't they?'
'What if you'd had her?' I asked.
'We should have been like a cat and dog; I'd rather be with Meg a thousand times-now!' he added significantly. He sat watching the lamps and the people and the dark buildings slipping past us.
'Shall we go and have a drink?' I asked him, thinking we would call in at Frascati's to see the come-and-go.
`I could do with a brandy,' he replied, looking at me slowly.
We sat in the restaurant listening to the jigging of the

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