" "Your first night out in years and you want to go home at ten o'clock." said Smith. " What I wonder how you managed it. I've been trying to get you out for ten years for quiet drink. And now, on the one night, you insist on turning in early." (157)
"Now, would you like to know my secret? how I made it out this evening?" (157)
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"Why, it's a ticket for Rio on the Thursday rocket!"
Braling struggled. “She must have guessed; she must have affected you!” “I’m going to put you in the box, lock it, and lose the key. Then I’ll buyanother Rio ticket for your wife.” “Now, now, wait a minute. Hold on. Don’t be rash. Let’s talk this over!” “Goodbye, Braling.”
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.