。， She had forgotten, in considering and explaining the result ofher day, that Drouet might come. Now, when she saw howunreceptive these two people were, she hoped he would not. Shedid not know exactly what she would do or how she would explainto Drouet, if he came. After supper she changed her clothes.When she was trimly dressed she was rather a sweet little being,with large eyes and a sad mouth. Her face expressed the mingledexpectancy, dissatisfaction, and depression she felt. Shewandered about after the dishes were put away, talked a littlewith Minnie, and then decided to go down and stand in the door atthe foot of the stairs. If Drouet came, she could meet him there.Her face took on the semblance of a look of happiness as she puton her hat to go below.
On the second floor were the managerial offices, to which, aftersome inquiry, she was now directed. There she found other girlsahead of her, applicants like herself, but with more of thatself-satisfied and independent air which experience of the citylends; girls who scrutinised her in a painful manner. After await of perhaps three-quarters of an hour, she was called inturn.。， "You haven't anything on hand for the night, have you?" addedHurstwood.
The crowd was already thinning out considerably--some bound forthe theatres, some to their clubs, and some to that mostfascinating of all the pleasures--for the type of man thererepresented, at least--the ladies.。，