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1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV THE MEETING TE next morning, to my
surprise, Brocklebank arrived at the office at his customary hour.
The oil of rosemary, it appeared, had worked wonders, and he was in
high spirits. Nevertheless, my inexplicable feeling of aversion to
the man, of repugnance to his society, had steadily grown during
the last fortnight, and nothing he could say or do, no revelation
of personal characteristics, however intrinsically admirable or
delightful, could remove it. I got used to him as I talked to him,
but always at first I had this feeling of repugnance. When I saw
him standing in the doorway leading from his office to mine,
evidently enjoying my surprise, I felt an inward shrinking from him
and breathed an inward hope that at least he would not touch me.
"Your friend is a magician," he said. "Has she any more specifics
of the same kind? If so, I'm willing to go into partnership on
liberal terms. I'll sink a little capital and we'll come out as
'Magical Cures Unlimited.' Not only should we make a fortune, but
the undertaking would have the secondary advantage of benefiting
the human race." "You are better?" I asked. "Absolutely well.
Convey to the lady my grateful thanks." "She still wants to see
you," I said. "A woman of her evident discernment naturally would."
"What night will suit you? Make it as soon as possible: she is in
London on purpose." "I'm overwhelmed. To-night," he said. "Right.
I'll ring her up." "What was the explanation?" he asked. "It's too
long a story to begin now. Come early to-night, and I'll tell you
before she arrives." Throughout that day my thoughts reverted again
and again to my visitor of the previous evening. I retained a vivid
impression of her wonderful face, her calm introspective eyes, her
obvious distress, the quiet fl...
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