“What would you do if your father were taken from you, Miss Dennie?” he asked.
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Well, what had Burgess expected? That she would depend on him? He was in love with Elinor Wream. Why should he feel disappointed? And 和龙哪里有洗浴的 why should his eye follow the soft little ripples of her sunny hair, giving a pretty outline to her face and neck.
“Could you really take care of yourself? He was talking at random.
“I might do like that woman out at Pigeon Place.” Burgess did n’t catch the pathos in Dennie’s tone. He was only a man.
“How’s that?” he asked.
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“Is that how I look? No, I didn’t see her. I was n’t at the game.”
“You weren’t? Why not? You missed a wonderful thing.”
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“Don’t you think the young ruffian was pretty hard on me?” he asked.
“No, I don’t,” Dennie said, frankly.”I think you were pretty hard on him.”
A sudden resolve seized Burgess. He came around to Dennie’s side of the table.
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“Yes, I understand,” Dennie said, with downcast eyes.
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“Was my father quite himself then?” Dennie asked.
“Not quite,” Burgess replied.