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She agreed to put up money and become their partner. 2. As time went on, Michael took to directing.
He still acted occasionally, but less frequently than earlier. When he said he was going to direct their next play, Julia was doubtful. She suspected that nothing good would come of it.
Michael had no fantasy and his ideas were commonplace. But he made a much better job of it, than Julia expected. As he knew perfectly well what Julia was capable, he was able to get more out of her than any other director.
With the cast he was friendly, but exacting. When tempers grew frayed, his good humour, his real kindness smoothed things over. 3.
Michael’s complacency exasperated Julia. He beamed with pleasure when he managed to beat an opponent at golf or get the better of someone in a business deal. Besides, he was a crashing bore.
He liked to tell Julia everything he did and every scheme that passed through his mind. It had been charming to listen to Michael, when she was head over ears in love with him, but after she had fallen out of love with him, Julia had to exercise all her tact not to show him he was bored to death. More over, he was outrageously vain of his appearance.
As a youth, he had taken his beauty for granted, but with advancing years, he began to pay more attention to it and spared no pains to keep what was left of it. It became an obsession. 4.
Evie was Julia’s maid and dresser. She had been in Julia’s employment for a long time. Evie was a cockney.
One could get it at once by listening to her speech. She was thin, angular and her red hair always looked as if it needed washing. Two of her front teeth were missing.
No matter how hard Julia tried to provide her with new ones, all her efforts were in vain. Michael thought that Evie’s appearance wasn’t suitable to their position and tried to persuade .Скачать