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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.