Excerpt: ...time just to humiliate me the more when he shows what he can really do." "I'd back you against the field if I could find any takers," Cosden insisted. "That shows what I think of his chances." "It's great fun, anyway. Isn't this a fine old world, Momsie?" she cried impulsively, throwing her arms around her mother's neck and kissing her ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...time just to humiliate me the more when he shows what he can really do." "I'd back you against the field if I could find any takers," Cosden insisted. "That shows what I think of his chances." "It's great fun, anyway. Isn't this a fine old world, Momsie?" she cried impulsively, throwing her arms around her mother's neck and kissing her. "'Here comes the bride, '" chanted Cosden as Huntington finally walked toward them with his Pg 214 dignified stride. "If I took as much time to prink as you do I believe I could fuss myself up to look like something." "You'd need a file!" Edith ejaculated spitefully. "I beg your pardon?" Cosden interrogated, but no explanation was vouchsafed. "This looks to me like a council of war," Huntington remarked. "Call it rather a demobilization," Thatcher corrected. "I have made myself everlastingly unpopular by deciding to return to New York on Monday. Marian insists on leaving when I do, and the Stevenses are equally considerate of my pleasure. So I've spoiled everything." "I have only been waiting for some one stronger than I to determine my own departure, so I include myself among the refugees. And Hamlen will go with me, won't you, my friend?" Hamlen held up his hand deprecatingly. "I must complete my sentence of exile," he said with finality. "Have you heard anything from New York?" Cosden inquired. "I left orders not to cable." "The market is bad, and liable to become worse." "Then my vacation is over, too. How about the trolley project?" "Another postponement. I'll give you the details later." "Mr. Hamlen has invited us to have tea with him to-morrow afternoon as a farewell celebration, and I have accepted for all." "Not a farewell, Mrs. Thatcher," Huntington corrected, looking across at Hamlen. "There are some souls to whom we never say farewell. If Pg 215 he won't come with us now it simply means a brief postponement. This friend of mine cannot come into my life as he has done these weeks and then go out of it...Read Less
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