She paused at the sound of the last two words and wrung herhands. The knowledge of Hurstwood's perfidy wounded her like aknife."Oh," she sobbed, repressing herself wonderfully and keeping hereyes dry. "Oh, oh!"。，
This he purchased, together with a half-dozen ties, and went tothe Palmer House. As he entered he thought he saw Drouetascending the stairs with a key. Surely not Drouet! Then hethought, perhaps they had changed their abode temporarily. Hewent straight up to the desk.。， "I won't," said Carrie, feeling no refuge but in anger."Whatever has happened is your own fault."
Carrie, left alone by Drouet, listened to his retreating steps,scarcely realising what had happened. She knew that he hadstormed out. It was some moments before she questioned whetherhe would return, not now exactly, but ever. She looked aroundher upon the rooms, out of which the evening light was dying, andwondered why she did not feel quite the same towards them. Shewent over to the dresser and struck a match, lighting the gas.Then she went back to the rocker to think.。，