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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II A PACKET OF PAPERS The girl, Margaret by name, sat with her hands folded in her lap, looking up at her lover as he stood over her. It has never yet been decided whether those marriages are the happier when the couple are alike or when they are unlike in what we call essentials. For my own part, I think that the latter marriage presents the greater chance of happiness, if only for the infinite possibilities of unexpectedness; also for the reproduction of the father in the daughter and the mother in the son. These two were going to try love in unlikeness. The girl was fair in complexion, with blue eyes which could easily become dreamy and were always luminous; there was at the moment the sweet seriousness in them that so well becomes a beautiful woman; she was a tall girl, as becomes the fashion of the time, dressed as one who respects her own beauty, and would become, in her lover's eyes, as attractive as she could; a strong and healthy girl; able to hold her own yet, as one might conclude from her attitude in the presence of her lover; one who, when she promised to give herself, meant to give everything, and already had no thought but for him. As she sat under him, as he stood over her, every one could understand here was man masterful, the Lord of Creation, and here was woman obedient to the man she loved; that here was man creative, and here was woman receptive; that out of her submission would spring up her authority. What more can the world desire ? What more did Nature intend ? Now that everything is over, he said, it is time for us to talk and think about ourselves. Already, Lucian ? Already. The dead are dead; we are the living. Hismemory will live awhile longer than most men's memories, because he did good work. With us his memory w...
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