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2. The first night was special in Julia’s life. In by-gone years she had been extremely nervous before it.
Since early morning she began to feel slightly sick and towards evening she was so worked up, that she was about losing her presence of mind. But now, after having passed through that ordeal so many times, she had learnt to check her nervousness. But still, by the time the play was to be begun, she started feeling ill at ease, grew irritable.
Those, who knew her well enough, took care to keep out of her way. The necessity to speak to people irritated her, she wished everyone would leave her alone. But at the bottom of her heart, Julia had a notion that their new play would be a hit.
She looked forward to the moment she would face the hall, packed with people and would demonstrate again her power over the public. 3. Michael was the only one, who guessed that Julia had let Avice down.
His eyes were shining with complacency. He thought that Julia had played such a trick because she was jealous of Avice to him. He couldn’t but feel flattered.
As Julia knew her husband inside and out, she had a notion what he was thinking about. She laughed up her sleeve at his mistake. One couldn’t cure him of his complacency.
It would be better to let him think what he wanted. She really was inclined to laugh, though she checked herself, she couldn’t conceal a slight smile. She had settled a score with Avice.
She deserved it because she had a trial to stay in her way. 4. Now Julia was free from the bonds, which had burdened her so much.
She had got over her pain and was relishing her freedom. She had been such a fool to take Tom and their affair seriously. But that had been amusing, and it could come in useful for a new part.Скачать