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"Oh, forgive me! . . . But how were you able to see?"

She did not answer; but in that mocking profile he could see the corner of her eye and that was laughing.

"Oh, you slyboots!"

"It's very simple. Everybody can do that."

"I never could."

"Just try. . . . You simply squint."

"I never could, never. In order to see it's necessary for me to look right to the front, stupidly."

"Oh, no, not so stupidly!"

"At last! I see your eyes."

They looked at each other, gently laughing.

"What's your name?"


"That's a lovely name, lovely as this day!"

"And yours?"

"Pierre—rather worn out."

"A fine name that has honest and clear eyes."