Beebe, though unreliable, was a man of parts
. But a shoddy lady writer and a journalist who had murdered his wife in the sight of God--they should enter no villa at his introduction.
'It is probable that Hugh' (he's the hero, a literary man), 'had not realised at the time of his marriage, any more than the young man of parts
and imagination usually does realise, the nature of the gulf which separates the needs and desires of the male from the needs and desires of the female.