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1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII Mary Resigns WHEN the car reached a
clear block, Pete turned his head for a hurried glimpse at the
partly-huddled figure at his right. "Air doing you any good?" he
asked. "I--I think so." Miss Norcross spoke uncertainly. She was
not quite clear concerning even such a matter as air. Pete
skillfully lighted a cigarette without checking the car's pace. He
smoked in silence for several blocks. "How did you like our little
party?" he inquired. No answer. "He didn't mean any harm; that was
only his way of being democratic." There was no comment from Miss
Norcross. "Of course," mused Pete, "when you take the warm and
impulsive Neapolitan nature and stack it up against the New England
conscience you produce a contact of opposites. Looking at the
matter impartially" "Please stop talking to me." "Why?" "For
excellent reasons." "Because I am a valet?" "Because you choose to
forget your position," said Nell, sharply. Pete sighed mournfully.
"Everywhere it's the same," he said. "They all draw the line. It'll
haunt me even when I'm a bishop. Did you know I was going to be a
bishop? I am. But, of course, being once a valet will have its
advantages as well as its drawbacks. I'll be able to clean and
press my own robes. I'll be a neat bishop if I'm nothing else. If
there's one thing I dislike it's a dowdy bishop. You just run over
all your bishop friends and you'll appreciate what I mean." "Stop
talking " "I don't believe you mean that, Miss Wayne. I believe
that you have a secret liking for my conversation. Most people
have. You see, it's like this: when I was a young boy" Nell sat up
abruptly and looked about her. "Where are you taking me to?" she
demanded. "I thought I'd drop you at the Ritz. That's where you
live, isn't it? You have the Ritz manner." "We'...
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