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But it’s her ideas, and the way she talks. Really, Bessie—””‘As an imperfect actor on the stage’;Mrs. Payton wiped her eyes. “There’s no use discussing anything with you. When I was a young lady, if my mother had reproved—””I shall have lots of candles and a student’s lamp to mitigate it,” she comforted him.The top up, they went into the fire-lit room, warm and fragrant and comfortable, with the candles burning on the[Pg 201] mantelpiece on either side of the learned books. The supper was a great success. Flora had “come to life,” and the duck was perfect; indeed, she even brightened, for an instant, under Mr. Maitland’s appreciation: “Flora, I take off my hat to that duck. You are a bully cook!”But Fred displayed no signs of brooding over anything. She took up her interest in Life just where it had paused for a moment at the touch of Love. 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But Mariamhad hardly noticed, hardly cared. She had passed these yearsin a distant corner of her mind A dry, barren field, out beyondwish and lament, beyond dream and disillusionment- There, thefuture did not matter. And the past held only this wisdom: thatlove was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, atreacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowersbegan to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariamuprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them beforethey took hold.She saw Aziza kicking in Zaman’s arms as he hurriedly turnedthe corner, heard Aziza screaming as though she were aboutto vanish from the face of the earth. 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