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April Hopes

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    William Dean Howells (Author)
Excerpt: ...moral distance. A warm flush seemed to rise from his heart into his throat and stifle him. He wished to shed tears. His eyes were wet with grateful happiness in answering Mrs. Pasmer that he would not have any more coffee. 'Then,' she said, 'we will go into the drawing-room:' but she allowed him and Alice to go alone. He was still in that illusion of awe and of distance, and he submitted to the interposition of another table between their chairs. 'I wish to talk with you,' she said, so seriously that he was frightened, and said to himself: 'Now she is going to break it off. She has thought it over, and she finds she can't endure me.' 'Well?' he said huskily. 'You oughtn't to have come here, you know, this morning.' 'I know it,' he vaguely conceded. 'But I didn't expect to get in.' 'Well, now you're here, we may as well talk. You must tell your family at once.' 'Yes: I'm going to write to them as soon as I get back to my room. I couldn't last night.' 'But you mustn't write: you must go
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