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Besides, the rehearsals distracted her mind from disturbing thoughts. She felt that soon she would be able to get over her sorrow. Now Tom was his own master.
She didn’t care two straws for him. 4. Julia greeted Avice.
They talked about indifferent things, but Julia watched her out of the corners of her eyes. Michael was disappointed after the first rehearsal. It seemed she wasn’t capable of taking directions.
He was ready to dismiss her at once. But Julia couldn’t let it happen. Tom would think that Avice was dismissed because Julia was jealous of him.
Julia had enough influence on Michael to make him keep Avice in the cast. She suggested that Michael should go through the part with Avice in private. In that case she’d be able to give a good performance.
Besides, it was an iron cast part. It was impossible to spoil it. But at the bottom of her heart Julia always remembered that she would have to get even with Avice.
She’d never make a success. She’d fail and Julia would see to it. And it would make up for her anguish.
Portion IX. 1. Julia couldn’t dismiss from her mind the curious conversation she had had with Roger.
She felt uneasy because he accused her of lacking in personality, he said that Julia didn’t exist apart from her roles. She had a talk with Charles about Roger. But he didn’t share her feelings.
He seemed to sympathise more with Roger than with her. In some way he took Roger seriously. Charles told Julia that she had nothing to worry about, things would straighten out for Roger after a while.
She should just leave him alone. Having heard it, Julia felt ill at ease. Roger was thankful to her, because she had always let him lead his own life.
It seemed strange that such different people thought alike.Скачать