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Excerpt: ... "Oh, indeed. This is Miss Duke's second visit only."
Under the bright lights Carlia showed rouge on her cheeks,
something Dorian had never seen on her before. Her lips seemed
redder than ever, and he eyes shone with a bright luster. Mr.
Lamont led them to his automobile, and then Dorian remembered the
night when this same young man with the same automobile had stopped
near Carlia's home. Carlia seated herself with the driver, while
Dorian took the back seat. They were soon speeding along the road
which led to Greenstreet. The cool night air fanned Dorian's hot
face. Conversation ceased. Even Carlia and the driver were silent.
The moon peeped over the eastern hills. The country-side was
silent. Dorian thought of the strange events of the evening. This
Mr. Lamont had not only captured Carlia but Dorian also. "If I were
out with a girl," reasoned Dorian, "I certainly wouldn't want a
third person along if I could help it." Why should this man be so
eager to have his company? Dorian did not understand, not then. In
a short time they drove up to Carlia's gate, and she and Dorian
alighted. The driver did not get out. The machine purred as if
impatient to be off again and the lamps threw their streams of
light along the road. "Well, I shall have to be getting back," said
Mr. Lamont. "Goodnight, Miss Duke. Thanks for your company.
Goodnight, Mr. Trent; sure glad to have met you." The machine
glided into the well-worn road and was off. The two stood looking
at it for a moment. Then Carlia moved toward the house. "Come in"
she said. He mechanically followed. He might as well act the fool
to the end of the chapter, he thought. It was eleven by the parlor
clock, but the mother seemed greatly relieved when she saw Dorian
with her daughter. Carlia threw off her wraps. She appeared ill at
ease. Her gaiety was forced. She seemed to be acting a part, but
she was doing it poorly. Dorian was not only ill at ease himself,
but he was bewildered. He seated himself on...
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