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couldn't help it, poor girl; nature had made her conspicuous --
important, as the painters say. She paid for it by the
corresponding exposure, the danger that people would, as I had said
to Mrs. Peck, enter into her affairs. Jasper Nettlepoint went down
at certain times to see his mother, and I watched for one of these
occasions -- on the third day out -- and took advantage of it to go
and sit by Miss Mavis. She wore a light blue veil drawn tightly
over her face, so that if the smile with which she greeted me
rather lacked intensity I could account for it partly by that.
"Well, we 're getting on--we 're getting on," I said cheerfully,
looking at the friendly twinkling sea. "Are we going very fast?"
"Not fast, but steadily. Ohne Hast, ohne Rast -- do you know
German?" "Well, I've studied it -- some." "It will be useful to you
over there when you travel." "Well yes, if we do. But I don't
suppose we shall much. Mr. Nettlepoint says we ought," my young
woman added in a moment. "Ah of course he thinks so. He has been
all over the world." "Yes, he has described some of the places.
They must be wonderful. I did n't know I should like it so much."
"But it is n't 'Europe' yet " I laughed. Well, she did n't care if
it was n't. "I mean going on this way. I could go on for ever --
for ever and ever." "Ah you know it's not always like this," I
hastened to mention. "Well, it's better than Boston." "It is n't so
good as Paris," I still more portentously noted. "Oh I know all
about Paris. There's no freshness in that. I feel as if I had been
there all the time." "You mean you've heard so much of it?" "Oh
yes, nothing else for ten years." I had come to talk with Miss
Mavis because she was attractive, but I had been rather conscious
of the absence of a good topic, not feeling at liberty t...
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