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.。， "Well," said Hurstwood as he rode away, "she likes me all right;that I know."
。， "Carrie," he said, looking into her face and assuming a seriouslook which he did not feel, "suppose I were to come to you nextweek, or this week for that matter--to-night say--and tell you Ihad to go away--that I couldn't stay another minute and wasn'tcoming back any more--would you come with me?"His sweetheart viewed him with the most affectionate glance, heranswer ready before the words were out of his mouth.
。， He went over in memory the names of a number of women he knew,and finally fixed on one, largely because of the convenientlocation of her home on the West Side, and promised himself thatas he came out that evening he would see her. When, however, hestarted west on the car he forgot, and was only reminded of hisdelinquency by an item in the "Evening News"--a small three-lineaffair under the head of Secret Society Notes--which stated theCuster Lodge of the Order of Elks would give a theatricalperformance in Avery Hall on the 16th, when "Under the Gaslight"would be produced.
。， "You see that things are safe and all the employees are out whenyou go home, George," Moy had once remarked to him, and he neveronce, in all the period of his long service, neglected to dothis. Neither of the owners had for years been in the resortafter five in the afternoon, and yet their manager as faithfullyfulfilled this request as if they had been there regularly toobserve.