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off at the station. I understood she was to join a lady friend.”
At every point Ralph felt his hold slip off the surface of his father-in-law’s impervious fatalism.
“Does she suppose Van Degen’s going to marry her?”
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“I shall fight it–I shall fight it!” the young man cried again. “You may tell her I shall fight it to the end!”
Mr. Spragg pressed the nib of his pen against the dust-coated inkstand. “I suppose you would have to engage a lawyer. She’ll know it that way,” he remarked.
“She’ll know it–you may count on that!”
Ralph had begun to laugh again. Suddenly he heard his own laugh and it pulled him up. What was he laughing abou nike air max t? What was he talking about? The thing was to act–to hold his tongue and act. There was no use uttering windy threats to this broken-spirited old man.
A fury of action cheap nike air max trainers nike air max 2013 burned in Ralph, pouring light into his mind and strength into his muscles. He caught up his hat and turned to the door.
As he opened it Mr. Spragg rose again and came forward with his slow shambling st nike air max 1 ep. He laid his hand on Ralph’s arm.
“I’d ‘a’ given anything–anything short of my girl herself–not to have this happen to you, Ralph Marvell.”
“Thank you, sir,” said Ralph.
They looked at each other for a moment; then Mr. Spragg added: “But it HAS happened, you know. Bear that in mind. Nothing you can do wil nike air max classic l change it. Time and again, I’ve found that a good thing to remember.”
Chapter 23
In the Adirondacks Ralph Marvell sat day after day on the balcony of his little house above the lake, staring at the great white cloud-reflections in the water and at the dark line of trees that closed them in. Now and then he got int cheap nike air max o the canoe and paddled himself through a winding chain of ponds to some lonely clearing in the forest; and there he lay on his back in the pine-needles and watched the great clouds form and dissolve themselves above nike air max 90 his head.
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