On Friday Carrie remembered her appointment with Hurstwood, andthe passing of the hour when she should, by all right of promise,have been in his company served to keep the calamity which hadbefallen her exceedingly fresh and clear. In her nervousness andstress of mind she felt it necessary to act, and consequently puton a brown street dress, and at eleven o'clock started to visitthe business portion once again. She must look for work.。，
She remembered that she was hungry and went to the littlecupboard in the rear room where were the remains of one of theirbreakfasts. She looked at these things with certain misgivings.The contemplation of food had more significance than usual.。， He read it through carefully several times, and then merely shookhis head. It seemed as if his family troubles were justbeginning.
As for Drouet, his attitude had been that of the jealous lover.Now his feelings were a mixture of anger at deception, sorrow atlosing Carrie, misery at being defeated. He wanted his rights insome way or other, and yet his rights included the retaining ofCarrie, the making her feel her error.。， The fact that he had sent the money and that she had received itworked to the ease of his mind, for, as the thought that he haddone it receded, his chagrin at it grew less and his hope ofpeace more. He fancied, as he sat at his desk, that nothingwould be done for a week or two. Meanwhile, he would have timeto think.
The hours slipped by, and with them the possibility of the unionhe had contemplated. He had thought to be joyously aiding Carrieby now in the task of joining her interests to his, and here itwas afternoon and nothing done. Three o'clock came, four, five,six, and no letter. The helpless manager paced the floor andgrimly endured the gloom of defeat. He saw a busy Saturdayushered out, the Sabbath in, and nothing done. All day, the barbeing closed, he brooded alone, shut out from home, from theexcitement of his resort, from Carrie, and without the ability toalter his condition one iota. It was the worst Sunday he hadspent in his life.。，