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charm; he felt that this woman, with aU her
kisolence and indifference and absorption by the
world, was, ia his hands, only a creature of
emotions and of passions, who would flush at his
touch, and grow unnerved imder his gaze; he
knew that he was very dear to her since, had he
not been, for the audacity of his caresses he
would have been driven out of her presence.
"Ama chi t'ama, e lascia dir la gente," he
said to himself in the wise burden of the people's
love-song; and he let destiny go as it would.
MeanwhUe, she, dissatisfied, with a conscience
iU at ease, and disincUned to look into the future,
saw him morning, noon, and night, but avoided
seeing him alone, and uisually had her brother
Lord Clafrvaux could only stay a week, and
was utterly unconscious that his presence was
unwelcome; he was taken to see the two Arab
mares of DeUa Eocca; he was taken to Palestrina;
he was taken to studios and chapels, which had
no more interest for him than they would have
had for a setter dog : but he was quite ignorant of
why he was taken.