"Your first night out in years and you go home at ten o' clock."
Further on in the story
"Ten thousand dollars is missing!"
Smith is asking his friend Braling to go out with him to go out and get a drink because Braling's wife never lets him drink.
"I'm afraid you don't understand. I think-I'm in love with her."
Braling Two said, “I’m going to put you in the box, lock it, and lose the key. Then I’ll buy another Rio ticket for your wife.”
After a little bit of time
He rechecked the bankbook frantically. “Hold on here!” he cried. “Ten thousand dollars is missing!” He leaped up. “There’s only five thousand left! What’s she done? What’s Nettie done with it? More hats, more clothes, more perfume!
“And I’ve been thinking,” said Braling Two, “how nice it is in Rio and how I’ll never get there, and I’ve thought about your wife and—I think we could be very happy.”
Braling Two said, “I’m going to put you in the box, lock it, and lose the key. Then I’ll buy another Rio ticket for your wife.”“Now, now, wait a minute. Hold on. Don’t be rash. Let’s talk this over!”
"What do you mean, 'good-by'?"
Ten minutes later Mrs. Braling awoke. She put her hand to her cheek. Someone had just kissed it. She shivered and looked up. “Why – you haven’t done that in years,” she murmured.“We’ll see what we can do about that,” someone said.