The Wings of the Dove - Vol. 1

The Wings of the Dove - Vol. 1

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The Wings of the Dove - Vol. 1

The Wings of the Dove - Vol. 1

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She waited, Kate Croy, for her father to come in, but he kept her unconscionably, and there were moments at which she showed herself, in the glass over the mantel, a face positively pale with the irritation that had brought her to the point of going away without sight of him. It was at this point, however, that she remained; changing her place, moving from the shabby sofa to the armchair upholstered in a glazed cloth that gave at once—she had tried it—the sense of the slippery and of the sticky. She had looked at the sallow prints on the walls and at the lonely magazine, a year old, that combined, with a small lamp in coloured glass and a knitted white centre-piece wanting in freshness, to enhance the effect of the purplish cloth on the principal table ; she had above all, from time to time, taken a brief stand on the small balcony to which the pair of long windows gave access. the vulgar little street, in this view, offered scant relief from the vulgar little room ; its main office was to suggest to her that the narrow black house-fronts . . .

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