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The necessity of concealing from her mother and Marianne, what had been entrusted in confidence to herself, though it obliged her to unceasing exertion, was no aggravation of Elinor's distress.
But indeed, while Elinor remained so well assured within herself of being really beloved by Edward, it required no other consideration of probabilities to make it natural that Lucy should be jealous; and that she was so, her very confidence was a proof.
I am lost!" she said to herself. "How could I let him?" She sat for a long time hiding her flushed face in her hands trying to realize what had happened to her, but was unable either to understand what had happened or what she felt.
So Natasha tried to solve what was torturing her by herself.
She smiled to herself softly, her colour rose by fine gradations, as she felt the full luxury of dwelling on the perfect truth and modesty of his devotion to her.
Was everybody in bed and asleep but herself? Surely it was time for her to follow the general example?
She perfectly remembered everything that had passed in conversation between Wickham and herself, in their first evening at Mr.
Seal drew a deep breath, restrained herself, and then burst out, looking out, too, upon Russell Square and Southampton Row, and at the passers-by, "Ah, if only one could get every one of those people into this room, and make them understand for five minutes!
But do cats eat bats, I wonder?' And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, `Do cats eat bats?
After a moment's consideration, she checked herself, turned back, and quickly descended the stairs again.
The words she had herself spoken to Grace Roseberry came back to her as she thought of it.
when she came to think of it, between getting the children fed and the place righted, and preparing herself for the shopping bout, she had actually forgotten to eat any luncheon at all!
For four hours Adrienne sat bending over her toil, deeply engrossed in the occupation, and flattering herself with the fruits of her success.
Miss Clack is painfully conscious that she ought (in the worldly phrase) to feel herself put down.
The confession completely renewed her first shameand the sight of Harriet's tears made her think that she should never be in charity with herself again.