Chapter 11 He bit his lip and did not reply, either to the words or to the caress. "You need a month of the mountains, I think," he said.
She went into the bedroom, half dragging him by the shoulder, and shut the door. "Now!" she said, "make haste."
He flushed angrily, then thought better of it, because after all the question was not impertinent. So he only answered with short severity that he most certainly had not. "If her presence blackens the walls, we will have them whitewashed."
He took up his cap from the table, and went. Chapter 3