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[Pg 41]OF ADMIRATION AND ENVYLaura stumbled along behind her. “Really, I think he is gone on you.””Well, then, when we do know it of ourselves, let’s hold together and turn ’em down. Everybody knows Jack drinks. I’ve seen him when he was pretty well loaded,” Fred said, her lip drooping with disgust. “He’s crazy about you, Laura; give him a leg up by telling him why you wouldn’t look at him!”She looked where he was looking, and caught her breath.”She was—in love.””To me?” said Fred, incredulously; “he never knew I existed when Laura was around!” Discount Nike Air Max TN Women’s Sports Shoes – Black Pink KC936450 [Pg 254]”What’s the sense schooling a girl like you? It’s like shining aspittoon. And you’ll learn nothing of value in those schools.On the radio, a woman’s voice was saying that Taraki, theleader of the Khalq branch of the PDPA, the Afghancommunist party, was in the streets giving rousing speeches todemonstrators.There were heckles and jeers. Afghan soldiers kept people offthe street. Every now and then, they had to fire a warningshot.* * *In June of that yeah, 1992, there was heavy fighting in WestKabul between the Pashtun forces of the warlord Sayyaf andthe Hazaras of the Wahdat faction. The shelling knocked downpower lines, pulverized entire blocks of shops and homes. Lailaheard that Pashtun militiamen were attacking Hazarahouseholds, breaking in and shooting entire families, executionstyle, and that Hazaras were retaliating by abducting Pashtuncivilians, raping Pashtun girls, shelling Pashtun neighborhoods,and killing indiscriminately. Every day, bodies were found tiedto trees, sometimes burned beyond recognition. Often, they’dbeen shot in the head, had had their eyes gouged out, theirtongues cut out.* * *The girl was extraordinarily lucky, Mariam thought, to escapewith relatively minor injuries, considering the rocket had turnedher house into smoking rubble. And so,slowly, the girl gotbetter. She began to eat more, began to brush her own hair.Come back here. Get back here this instant!”He gave Mariam a bewildered look. “What’s the matter withher?”That night, Mariam was lying in bed when the bickeringstarted again. It was a hot, dry summer night, typical of themonth ofSaratan in Kabul. Mariam had opened her window,then shut it when no breeze came through to temper the heat,only mosquitoes. She could feel the heat rising from the groundoutside, through the wheat brown, splintered planks of theouthouse in the yard, up through the walls and into her room.You just be patient. Be a good, patient little girl for Mammy,and I’ll get you someaishee. “Laila sang her a few songs.If you are caught trying to convert a Muslim to your faith, youwill be executed.LailaIariq said that one of the men who shared his cell had acousin who’d been publicly flogged once for painting flamingos.Mules eat from troughs. Children giving chase to chickens beginchasing the taxi. Laila sees men pushing wheelbarrows filledwith stones. They stop and watch the car pass by. The drivertakes a turn, and they pass a cemetery with a weather-wornmausoleum in the center of it. The driver tells her that avillage Sufi is buried there.Laila yanks her children back onto the sidewalk, heartsomersaulting in her throat.Then the boys separated and started homeward with their respective axes, saws, and saw-horses. Dr. Wittingham met several of them, as he returned at an earlier hour than Jack had expected from his consultation. What to make of the unusual number of business looking boys he did not know, but as he went around to the wood-pile to see how his son had begun his self-imposed penalty, the truth dawned upon him, and he exclaimed:”Mudd,” said Simon, “I may be called away to-morrow and be absent some time. If I am not at the office when the brougham comes to fetch me for luncheon, you can notify the office that I have been called away. You needn’t bother about packing things for me; I will buy anything I want where I am going.”It was like a trousseau.Bobby departed with a light heart. His position, before calling on Tozer, had really begun to weigh on him. Tozer had given him even more than the promise of financial support, he had given him the backing of his common sense. He had “jawed” him mildly, and Bobby felt all the better for it. It was like a tonic. His high spirits as he descended the stairs increased with every step taken.He did not, but he had an intimate knowledge of Tozer’s fictional proclivities and a fine understanding of exactly what Tozer wanted. Bones, ribs, and vertebra, construction—or, in other words, story. Tozer could not be fubbed[Pg 97] off with fine writing, with long introspective chapters dealing with the boyhood of the author, with sham psychology masquerading as Fiction; nor, indeed, could Bobby have supplied the two latter features. 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“By the way, is the old man your father?”“Well, speak, man! What is it? Don’t keep me here the whole night!” exclaimed Frederick, who began to feel interested.“This is rather melodramatic, Mr. Van der Beck. May I inquire how you propose to take your revenge? I can make some allowance for your feelings. I quite realize that the role of a betrayed husband has its drawbacks, but——”The morning papers on the following day contained the announcement of Colonel Charles Clery’s sudden death, and after devoting some space to a brief outline of his career, concluded with the following sentences:”Is there anything in this world duller than the pronunciamento of a dull woman!” he said to himself. On the street, for sheer relief of feeling the cool air against his face, instead of the warm stillness of Mrs. Payton’s sitting-room, he did not hail the approaching car, but strolled aimlessly along the pavement, sticky with fog.”Well, yes’m, I did,” the woman confessed. “I picked out the whole of ‘Rock of Ages.'”Mr. Weston, riding home in the taxi, was not without some astonishment at himself. Why was he so keenly annoyed at Fred’s bad taste? Why had he such an ardent desire to kick Maitland? He might have gone further in his self-analysis and discovered that, though he wanted to kick Howard, he did not want to haul him over the coals, as a man of his years might well have done—merely to give a friendly tip as to propriety to a youngster whom he had seen put into breeches. 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[Pg 30]One afternoon, as he was riding round Gezireh, his attention was attracted to a brougham drawn by two magnificent black horses which had pulled up under one of the grand old sycamore trees that shade the avenue, and near to the kiosk in the Khedival gardens, where a military band was rendering with more vigor than harmony several of the most popular airs from “La Grande Duchesse.” The only occupant of the carriage was a woman dressed in Turkish fashion, but whose “yashmak,” or vail, was of a transparency which enhanced rather than concealed her lovely features. The large, dark, and sensuous eyes which glanced at him between the tulle folds of the vail sent a thrill through his very heart, and he involuntarily checked his horse and stood gazing at the enchanting vision. At this moment a gigantic black eunuch, who was evidently in attendance on the lady and who had been standing on the off side of the carriage, suddenly became aware of the admiring looks cast by the young stranger on his mistress. He rushed up to the carriage window, with stifled oath pulled down the silken blind, and then, turning to the coachman, ordered him to drive on. He then mounted a magnificent barb which was being walked up [Pg 45] and down by a gorgeously dressed “sais,” or groom, and galloped after the brougham, casting as he did so a look of such malignance at Frederick that the latter, taken by surprise, did not even retain enough presence of mind to make any attempt to follow the carriage.“What do you mean? What on earth are you driving at, my dear Clery? What should I know more about him than you do yourself? There is no doubt about his being the son of old General von Waldberg, whose name you are just as well acquainted with as I am.”On that particular morning she was more than usually fractious and exacting, and it was only by playing the part of an enthusiastic and passionate lover that he could in any way pacify her. When at length he reached home he was in a state of exasperation bordering on frenzy. Flinging himself upon the couch in his room he gave way to a most violent fit of rage. Suddenly remembering Florence’s note he put his hand into his pocket, with the object of reading it once more. The letter, however, was gone. It was in vain that he turned all his pockets inside out; the note had disappeared. 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Laila closedher eyes. She woke again to Rasheed’s heavy footsteps in thehallway. She dragged herself to the door, slapped her palmsagainst it.Laila gets to her feet, beats the dead leaves from the seat ofher trousers. She steps out of thekolba Outside, the light hasshifted slightly. A wind is blowing, making the grass ripple andthe willow branches click.Suddenly Matt mounted the wood-pile, consulted his sister’s watch, and exclaimed—Meanwhile, the innocent half of the Pinkshaw twins, who had been listening outside the window, had heard the list of the offenders pronounced by the justice as he wrote the warrant, and discovered to his horror that his own name was included therein, the informer having been uncertain as to which Pinkshaw twin was present. An inborn sense of equity suggested to him the application of the principle of an alibi, but later he realized that to be innocent yet suspected, would justify him in escaping the hated French class, and yet save him from the ordinary penalty of truancy. Away he sped to notify the whole list, and within half an hour nearly all the boys whose names were upon the warrant were informed of their legal status, while the constable, who fully realized how much work was before him, had barely finished strengthening himself at Gripp’s rum-shop.”You were full of the joy of living?”The chop and St. Estéphe, hauling him out of the slough of despond, told him this. It was a sure way of escape from losing his money. 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As he uttered these words he was felled to the ground by a terrific blow in the face from Frederick, who exclaimed as he struck him:Frederick followed his silent companion through a dense thicket of rose-bushes, where a narrow path had been cut. He noticed that she was very careful to keep away from the bright light of the moon and that she occasionally stopped to listen. After about ten minutes’ walk they reached a side entrance of the palace. The woman, once more taking hold of his hand, led him up six or seven steps and into a narrow passage where a silver hanging-lamp shed a dim light on the tapestried walls. Turning suddenly to the left she lifted a large gold-embroidered drapery which hung before an archway and motioned him inside.Frederick was leaning against the bulwark, close to the [Pg 146] place where an opening had been purposely prepared. His arms were folded on his breast, and his head was bent; but, although he was deadly pale, he showed no trace of emotion, and remained so perfectly still that he might have been carved in marble. Only once during the brief ceremony did his unnatural calm give way. The captain had arrived at those most solemn words of a burial service at sea:“Oh, Vaugelade is a capital fellow!” exclaimed the young lord. “Tommy Harcourt and I traveled with him all over America. Lots of money, you know; good form and all that. The girls at Ottawa and New York were all crazy about him. We thought we should never be able to get him away. Awfully good fellow, and the most agreeable traveling companion I have ever met!”As he reached the Marble Arch Frederick espied an old beggar woman who was squatting outside on the pavement close to the park railings. She was a repulsive-looking object. Her face was seamed and lined with numerous wrinkles, clearly defined by the dirt which was in them; her bushy gray eyebrows were drawn frowningly over her watery, red-rimmed blue eyes; her nose was hooked like the beak of a bird of prey, and from her thin-lipped mouth two yellow tusks protruded, like those of a wild boar.He resolved to leave London without delay; but, fearing that if he traveled via Dover or Folkestone, he might meet a number of his English acquaintances, and thereby attract attention—a thing he particularly wished to avoid—he determined to take the train for Southampton that very afternoon, and thence to proceed to St. Malo, on the coast of Brittany.At last the climax came. Frederick, after a particularly unlucky week, during which he had sustained heavier losses than ever, finding it impossible to obtain the sum which he urgently required, actually went so far as to forge his father-in-law’s name for the amount of 25,000 francs. Don Garces y Marcilla, giving way to the entreaties of his daughter, who threw herself at his feet, paid the amount and saved Frederick from prison and disgrace; but he declared to Dolores that if she did not leave her husband and return to the shelter of his house he would disown her and never see her again. There was a terrible scene; but Dolores was immovable, and refused to abandon the man she loved, although [Pg 188] she could no longer either respect or esteem him. Her father, who was a violent man, drove her from the home of her childhood, and warned her if she ever dared to cross his threshold again he would have her turned away by his servants. Discount Nike Air Max TN Womens Sports Shoes – White Pink Black PM543087 “May I come in, Aunt Nelly? How do you do, Mr. Weston! Mama, I came to catch you and make you walk home. Mama has got to walk, she’s getting so fat! Aunt Nelly, Howard Maitland is here; I met him on the door-step and brought him in.””It made me feel as if I could hardly wait for Saturday night to take a bath,” the Real Estate Agent said. The two ladies looked startled—not at the antique joke, but to refer to bathing in Arthur’s presence! “I mean the tub is bully,” Fred explained; “and the plumbing—” Here she became so specific that her modest old clients grew quite red. She had been obliged to get a plumber in to work on the trap the afternoon before they came, but she was sure everything was all right now.”Perhaps there is nothing for her to do at home,” Miss Eliza said.”I never could see,” said Miss Eliza, “that it was any wickeder for a lady to smoke than for a gentleman; but, as I told the child, a girl’s lips ought to be sweet.””I only asked for information. There’s no denying that there are members of your sex who rather incline to our poor way of doing things. Oh, not that we are not a bad lot; only, to be our equals, it isn’t necessary to sit in the gutter with us. Continue to be our sup—” Discount Nike Air Max TN Womens Sports Shoes – White Pink Black PM543087 Her mother was quite overcome. “So distressing for you, dear!””It was despicable in her!” Mrs. Payton said to herself—and the needle-point of anger came a little nearer to that sleeping nerve of maternity, which, when it was reached, would, in a pang of exquisite pain, make her love Fred as she had never loved anything in her life.When he looked up, Laila saw that his cheeks and brow hadsunburned”What took you so long?” she said”My uncle was sick. Come on. Come inside.”He led her down the hallway to the family room. Laila lovedeverything about this house. The shabby old rug in the familyroom, the patchwork quilt on the couch, the ordinary clutter ofTariq’s life: his mother’s bolts of fabric, her sewing needlesembedded in spools, the old magazines, the accordion case inthe corner waiting to be cracked open.She started to tell him something Babi had said, about thetroublesome marriage of guns and ego, when she heard acommotion coming from the house. Loud voices. Screaming.Chapter 34.But when it came to fathers, Mariam had no assurances togive.A loud groan rose from the crowd.I don’t mind.””No.Tashakor, brother.”He nodded, looked at her benignly. “Are you afraid, mother?”A lump closed off her throat. In a quivering voice, Mariamtold him the truth.”There is going to be a funeral,” Tariq is saying. “I’m sure ofit. Probably in Rawalpindi. It’ll be huge.”Zalmai, who was almost asleep, is sitting up now, rubbing hiseyes with balled fists.”The other window!” whispered Jack hurriedly. All three of the boys scrambled to it, and jumped out, the Pinkshaw twin becoming somewhat involved with his trowsers, the string securing them having broken. He soon scampered off, however, holding his clothing together as he ran; Matt’s retreating footsteps were already inaudible, while Jack, hurrying around to the front gate and tiptoeing up the back stair and through the open door, was in his room and in bed before he realized that his jacket, upon which he had been sitting, had been left behind. 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