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illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...had more gratitude "
"Perhaps they couldn't help themselves--I mean, going away so
suddenly," suggested Allen; it was what he wanted to believe
himself, and anything that was a reflection on Margot gave him a
curious pain. The suggestion, however, drew down his father's anger
upon his own head. "Couldn't help themselves? You don't know what
you are talking about I tell you they could have helped themselves
if they'd chosen to. And now I come to think of it, it's as likely
as not that that precious affair at the Casino last night did the
business " "But," stammered Allen, "didn't you say Miss Margot came
and told you to come to me? There was no disgrace in what I did "
"The mother may have got hold of some garbled account She's a proud
tempered woman, and naturally she wouldn't like her daughter to be
seen going about with a fellow who'd got himself mixed up in a
public row at the Casino. About a few paltry francs, too " he burst
out, allowing his wrath to escape by this convenient channel. "I
wish to God you could break yourself of these low ways and behave
more like a gentleman I'd have paid you the money ten times over
sooner than have this happen What's the good of my going and making
acquaintances if you drive 'em out of the place?" This was the
first time that Mr. Chadwick had spoken to his son in anger, and
the first time, also, that he had ever seemed to show any
consciousness of his son's deficiencies. Allen was silent, stunned
almost by this tirade; but what affected him chiefly was a terrible
fear that his father was right. The blow had been bitter enough as
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