人人 When they were alone, Drouet did not change in the least. Hetalked in the same general way as if they were out in the street.Carrie left her things.
娱乐人人娱乐平台平台"I notice," said Mrs. Hale, "that they all try mighty hard,though, to take their misery in a mansion."
人人娱乐When she came to her own rooms, Carrie saw their comparativeinsignificance. She was not so dull but that she could perceivethey were but three small rooms in a moderately well-furnishedboarding-house. She was not contrasting it now with what she hadhad, but what she had so recently seen. The glow of the palatialdoors was still in her eye, the roll of cushioned carriages stillin her ears. What, after all, was Drouet? What was she? At herwindow, she thought it over, rocking to and fro, and gazing outacross the lamp-lit park toward the lamp-lit houses on Warren andAshland avenues. She was too wrought up to care to go down toeat, too pensive to do aught but rock and sing. Some old tunescrept to her lips, and, as she sang them, her heart sank. Shelonged and longed and longed. It was now for the old cottageroom in Columbia City, now the mansion upon the Shore Drive, nowthe fine dress of some lady, now the elegance of some scene. Shewas sad beyond measure, and yet uncertain, wishing, fancying.Finally, it seemed as if all her state was one of loneliness andforsakenness, and she could scarce refrain from trembling at thelip. She hummed and hummed as the moments went by, sitting inthe shadow by the window, and was therein as happy, though shedid not perceive it, as she ever would be.人人娱乐平台平台人人While Carrie was still in this frame of mind, the house-servantbrought up the intelligence that Mr. Hurstwood was in the parlourasking to see Mr. and Mrs. Drouet.娱乐
平台"I guess he doesn't know that Charlie is out of town," thoughtCarrie.人人娱乐Thus passed all that was of interest concerning these twain intheir relation to her. Their influence upon her life isexplicable alone by the nature of her longings. Time was whenboth represented for her all that was most potent in earthlysuccess. They were the personal representatives of a state mostblessed to attain--the titled ambassadors of comfort and peace,aglow with their credentials. It is but natural that when theworld which they represented no longer allured her, itsambassadors should be discredited. Even had Hurstwood returnedin his original beauty and glory, he could not now have alluredher. She had learned that in his world, as in her own presentstate, was not happiness.详情