Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling by H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Alfred Hitchcock, Ambrose Bierce,

By H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Alfred Hitchcock, Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James

Via Henry S. Whitehead, Hugh Walpole, H.G. Wells, Lord Dunsany, William Irish, John Collier, M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce , Elizabeth Bowen, Ray Bradbury, John Metcalfe, H.R. Wakefield, John Buchan, Alfred Hitchcock

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I searched for her and found her at once. I had a pleasant surprise: the bearded man was not at her side; a precarious joy, which I could scarcely believe: the bearded man was not there (but soon afterward I saw him across the table). The conversation was not very animated. Morel brought up the subject of immortality. They spoke about travel, parties, diets. Faustine and a blond girl talked about different kinds of medicine. Alec, a young man, whose hair was carefully combed, an Oriental type with green eyes, tried to interest them in the subject of his wool business.

Faustine saw it, I swear that she did, and yet she would not spare me that insult. She smiled and asked questions with a great show of interest; it was almost as if she surrendered her whole being to him, so complete was her curiosity. But I do not like her attitude. The little garden is no doubt in wretched taste. But why r should she stand there calmly and let a disgusting man trample on it? Have I not been trampled on enough already? j But then—what can you expect of people like that? They are the sort you find on indecent postcards.

But I am sure I can make a modest effort, which will be pleasing to her. I got up very early this morning. My plan was so good that I felt it surely would not fail. I went to gather the flowers, which are most abundant down in the ravines. I picked the ones that were least ugly. ) When I had picked all I could carry and started to arrange them, I saw that they were dead. I was going to change my plan, but then I remembered that up on the hill, not far from the museum, there is another place where many flowers grow.

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