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Exercising all her tact, Julia managed to convince Charles that they should remain friends. Charles was her adviser, her confidant. She could count upon him coming to her rescue in any case.
He never let her down. 4. Julia realized that Tom could hardly afford to entertain her and she was taken by his desire to please her.
He said he had forgotten to put his watch on because he had dressed in a hurry. But one look at him was enough to realize that he had taken a lot of trouble to look smart. When it dawned on her that he must have pawned his watch to take her out to supper, she was inclined to cry.
She might have offered to pay the bill, but checked herself in time. It was out of the question. It would have hurt his pride.
Portion V. 1. When Julia realized that she had fallen in love with Tom, she was shocked.
She was determined to keep her head. She couldn’t afford to open her true feelings because she knew very well that Tom wasn’t in love with her. She had to admit that an affair with her flattered Tom’s vanity.
Julia did her best to make it plain to him that she laid no claims on him and he was free to do whatever he wanted. She pretended that she was a good actress. She promised to herself that she wouldn’t be jealous, she wouldn’t make him any scenes, she would be tolerant and would take things as they came.
She did everything she could to bind him to her. 2. Tom had a passion for titles.
He read about grand people in newspapers and now and then saw them in a restaurant or a theatre in the flesh. He was dazzled by grand people. Tom was a snob.
But that was to the good. Julia hoped to make the most of Tom’s failing to bind him to her. On one excuse and another, she invited him to grand parties she gave, persuaded Dolly and Charles to invite him to lunch, got invitations for him to balls.
Poor lamb ! He looked forward to every opportunity of getting acquainted with eminent people. Luckily, Michael took a fancy to him.
He even thought Tom could have a good influence on Roger. Tom made a great hit with .Скачать