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She hesitated, and brought out with lowered head: "Nick said he would write again--in a few days. I must wait--"

"Oh, naturally. Don't do anything in a hurry." Strefford also glanced at his watch. "Garcon, l'addition! I'm taking the train back to-night, and I've a lot of things left to do. But look here, my dear--when you come to a decision one way or the other let me know, will you? Oh, I don't mean in the matter I've most at heart; we'll consider that closed for the present. But at least I can be of use in other ways--hang it, you know, I can even lend you money. There's a new sensation for our jaded palates!"

"Oh, Streff ... Streff!" she could only falter; and he pressed on gaily: "Try it, now do try it--I assure you there'll be no interest to pay, and no conditions attached. And promise to let me know when you've decided anything. "

She looked into his humorously puckered eyes, answering. Their friendly smile with hers.

"I promise!" she said.

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The Glimpses of the Moon
Edith Wharton

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