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He hardly knew what he was saying; but before the end of the sentence he saw that Clare had understood what he meant to convey, and henceforth he felt committed to letting her talk to him as much as she pleased about his book. He himself, in consequence, took to thinking about it more consecutively; and just as his friends ceased to urge him to write, he sat down in earnest to begin.
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Laura Fairford, to get Paul away from town, had gone early to the country; and Ralph, who went down to her every Saturday, usually found Clare Van Degen there. Since his divor cheap nike air max trainers ce he had never entered his cousin’s pinnacled palace; and Clare had never asked him why he sta nike air max 1 yed away. This mutual silence had been their sole allusion to Van Degen’s share in the catastrophe, though Ralph had spoken frankly of its other aspects. They talked, howev nike air max sale er, most often of impersonal subjects–books, pictures, plays, or whatever the world that interested them was doing–and she showed no desire to draw him back to his own affairs. She was nike air max again staying late in town–to have a pretext, as he guessed, for coming down on Sundays to the Fairfords’–and they often made the trip together in her motor; but he had not yet spoken to her of having begun his book. One May evening, however, as they sat alone in the verandah, he suddenly told her that he was writing. As he spoke his heart beat like a boy’s; but once cheap nike air max the words were out they gave him a feeling of self-confidence, and he began to sketch his plan, and then to go into its details. Clare listened devoutly, her eyes burning on him through the dusk like the stars deepening above the garden; and when she got up to go in nike air max 90 he followed her with a new sense of reassurance.
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