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evertheless, and let it pass. Nothing gave him so profound a sense of estrangement from his former life as the conviction that his sister was probably right. He did not really believe that Undine nike free run would ever ask to see nike free running shoes her boy; but if she did he was determined not to refuse her request.
Time wore on, the Christmas holidays came and went, and the winter continued to grind out the weary measure of its days. Toward the end of January Ralph received a registered letter, addressed to him at his office, and bearing in the corner of the envelope the names of a firm of Sioux Falls attorneys. He instantly divin ed that it contained the legal notification o nike free run 2 f his wife’s application for divorce, and as he wrote his n cheap nike free run 2 ame in the postman’s book he smiled grimly at the thought that the stroke of his pen was doubtless signing her release. He opened the letter, found it to be what he had expected, and locked it away in his desk without mentioning the matter to any one.
He supposed that with the putting away of this document he was thrusting the whole subject out of sight; but not more than a fortnight later, as he sat in the Subway on his way down-town, his eye was caught by his own name on the first page of the heavily head-lined paper which the unshaved occupant of the next seat held between grimy fists. The blood rushed to Ralph’s forehead as he looked over the man’s arm and read: „Society Leader Gets Decree,“ and beneath it the sub nike free 3.0 review ordinate claus nike free 5.0 v4 e: „Says Husband Too Absorbe nike free run 2 review d In Business To Make Home Happy.“ For weeks afterward, wherever he went, he felt that blush upon his forehead. For the first time in his life the coarse fingering of public curiosity had touched the secret places of hi nike free 3.0 sale s soul, and nothing that had gone before seemed as humiliating as this trivial comment on his tragedy. The paragraph continued on its way through the press, and whenever he took up a newspaper he seemed to come upon it, slightly modified, variously developed, but always reverting with a kind of unctuous irony to his financial preoccupations and his wife’s consequent loneliness. The phrase was even taken up by the paragraph writer, called forth excited letters from similarly situated victims, was commented on in humorous editorials and served as a text for pulpit nike free run plus denunciations of the growing craze for we nike free alth; and finally, at his dentist’s, Ralph came across it in a Family Weekly, as one of the „Heart pr nike free review oblems“ propounded to subscribers, with a Gramophone, a Straight-front Corset and a Vanity-box among the prizes offered for its solution.
Chapter 24
„If you’d only had the sense to come straight to me, Undine Spragg! There isn’t a tip I couldn’t have given you–not one!“
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