。， 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.
，。， Carrie could not have told herself at this moment whether she wasglad or sorry that the impressive manager was awaiting herpresence. She was slightly flurried and tingling in the cheeks,but it was more nervousness than either fear or favour. She didnot try to conjecture what the drift of the conversation wouldbe. She only felt that she must be careful, and that Hurstwoodhad an indefinable fascination for her. Then she gave her tieits last touch with her fingers and went below.