Plot[ edit ] InFlorence Cathcart Rebecca Hall is a published author who works with the police to debunk supernatural hoaxes and thus to expose charlatans.
Chapters VI—IX "Do me a favor, Robert ," spoke the pretty woman at his side, almost as soon as she and Robert had started their slow, homeward way.
She looked up in his face, leaning on his arm beneath the encircling shadow of the umbrella which he had lifted. I'm in earnest; I mean what I say. She might make the unfortunate blunder of taking you seriously. I have no patience with you!
Am I always to be regarded as a feature of an amusing programme? Pontellier does take me seriously. I hope she has discernment enough to find in me something besides the blagueur. If I thought there was any doubt—" "Oh, enough, Robert! You speak with about as little reflection as we might expect from one of those children down there playing in the sand.
If your attentions to any married women here were ever offered with any intention of being convincing, you would not be the gentleman we all know you to be, and you would be unfit to associate with the wives and daughters of the people who trust you.
The young man shrugged his shoulders impatiently. That isn't it," slamming his hat down vehemently upon his head.
Pontellier and her possible propensity for taking young men seriously was apparently forgotten. Madame Ratignolle, when they had regained her cottage, went in to take the hour's rest which she considered helpful. Before leaving her, Robert begged her pardon for the impatience—he called it rudeness—with which he had received her well-meant caution.
Pontellier ever taking me seriously.
You should have warned me against taking myself seriously. Your advice might then have carried some weight and given me subject for some reflection. But you look tired," he added, solicitously.
Shall I stir you a toddy? Let me mix you a toddy with a drop of Angostura.
He went himself to the kitchen, which was a building apart from the cottages and lying to the rear of the house. And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer. She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.
She told him he was a bon garcon, and she meant it. Robert thanked her and turned away toward "the house. They were leaning toward each other as the wateroaks bent from the sea. There was not a particle of earth beneath their feet. Their heads might have been turned upside-down, so absolutely did they tread upon blue ether.
The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual. There was no sign of Mrs.
Pontellier and the children. Robert scanned the distance for any such apparition. They would doubtless remain away till the dinner hour.
The young man ascended to his mother's room. It was situated at the top of the house, made up of odd angles and a queer, sloping ceiling. Two broad dormer windows looked out toward the Gulf, and as far across it as a man's eye might reach.
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