。， He tried to put on an air of deliberation, as one who mightreally buy; but his eyes showed gloom. He wound up by saying hewould think it over, and came away. The man he had been talkingto sensed his condition in a vague way.
。， The fact that people took him to be better off than he was, hewell understood. It was so painfully clear to him that itretarded his search. Not that he wished to be less well-appearing, but that he was ashamed to belie his appearance byincongruous appeals. So he hesitated, wondering what to do.