There was something in the tone in which he said this which madeher feel as if she must record her feelings against any localhabitation.。， "Well, you wait a little while and see," he concluded. "I'llmarry you all right."
"I don't know about that," she answered.Eventually she took off the ballroom episode with considerablefeeling, forgetting, as she got deeper in the scene, all aboutDrouet, and letting herself rise to a fine state of feeling.。，
She was extremely happy now that she understood. She loved himthe more for thinking that he would rescue her so. As for him,the marriage clause did not dwell in his mind. He was thinkingthat with such affection there could be no bar to his eventualhappiness.。，
"Carrie," he said, using her first name with sympatheticfamiliarity, "I want you to love me. You don't know how much Ineed some one to waste a little affection on me. I ampractically alone. There is nothing in my life that is pleasantor delightful. It's all work and worry with people who arenothing to me."。，
，。， Carrie was listening without attempting to reply. She couldthink of nothing worth while to say. Despite all the ideasconcerning right which had troubled her vaguely since she hadlast seen him, she was now influenced again strongly in hisfavour.