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Chapter 4 - (VERSO)

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She had nothing to eat, having expected to get home in time for tea; the waiting room was chilly and she shivered in her thin, old silk mantilla. Her head ached and her heart likewise. She had won Sylvia’s desire for her; but Sylvia would go out of her life, and the Old Lady did not see how she was to go on living after that. Yet she sat there unflinchingly for two hours, an upright, indomitable old figure, silently fighting her losing battle with the forces of physical and un mental pain, while happy people came and went, and laughed and talked before her.


From "Old Lady Lloyd."