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Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 23 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 23

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 23
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXIIIIN but one important respect was Brent's original plan modified. Instead of getting her stage experience in France, Susan joined a London company making one of those dreary, weary, cheap and trashy tours of the smaller cities of the provinces with half a dozen plays by Jones, Pinero, and Shaw. Clelie stayed in London, toiling at the language, determined to be ready to take the small part of French maid in Brent's play in the fall. Brent and Palmer accompanied Susan; and every day for several hours Brent and the stage manager--his real name was Thomas... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1553

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 22 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 22

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 22
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXIITHEY met the next morning with no sign in the manner of either that there had been a drawn battle, that there was an armed truce. She knew that he, like herself, was thinking of nothing else. But until he had devised some way of certainly conquering her he would wait, and watch, and pretend that he was satisfied with matters as they were. The longer she reflected the less uneasy she became--as to immediate danger. In Paris the methods of violence he might have been tempted to try in New York were out of... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1554

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 21 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 21

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 21
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXIBRENT had an apartment in the rue de Rivoli, near the Hotel Meurice and high enough to command the whole Tuileries garden. From his balcony he could see to the east the ancient courts of the Louvre, to the south the varied, harmonious facades of the Quay d'Orsay with the domes and spires of the Left Bank behind, to the west the Obelisque, the long broad reaches of the Champs Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe at the boundary of the horizon. On that balcony, with the tides of traffic far below, one had a sense of... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1595

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 20 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 20

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 20
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXIN the ten days on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, as the passenger list declared them, planned the early stages of their campaign. They must keep to themselves, must make no acquaintances, no social entanglements of any kind, until they had effected the exterior transformation which was to be the first stride--and a very long one, they felt--toward the conquest of the world that commands all the other worlds. Several men aboard knew Palmer slightly--knew him vaguely as a big politician and contractor. They had a hazy notion that he was... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 3391

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 19 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 19

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 19
VOLUME II CHAPTER XIXSHE left the taxicab at the corner of Grand Street and the Bowery, and plunged into her former haunts afoot. Once again she had it forced upon her how meaningless in the life history are the words "time" and "space." She was now hardly any distance, as measurements go, from her present world, and she had lived here only a yesterday or so ago. Yet what an infinity yawned between! At the Delancey Street apartment house there was already a new janitress, and the kinds of shops on the ground floor had changed.... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1658

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 18 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 18

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 18
VOLUME II CHAPTER XVIIISHE wrote Garvey asking an appointment. The reply should have come the next day or the next day but one at the farthest; for Garvey had been trained by Brent to the supreme courtesy of promptness. It did not come until the fourth day; before she opened it Susan knew about what she would read--the stupidly obvious attempt to put off facing her--the cowardice of a kind-hearted, weak fellow. She really had her answer--was left without a doubt for hope to perch upon. But she wrote again, insisting so sharply that he came the... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 2730

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 17 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 17

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 17
VOLUME II CHAPTER XVIISHE now spent a large part of every day in wandering, like a derelict, drifting aimlessly this way or that, up into the Park or along Fifth Avenue. She gazed intently into shop windows, apparently inspecting carefully all the articles on display; but she passed on, unconscious of having seen anything. If she sat at home with a book she rarely turned a page, though her gaze was fastened upon the print as if she were absorbingly interested. What was she feeling? The coarse contacts of street life and tenement life--the choice between monstrous defilements... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 2841

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 16 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 16

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 16
VOLUME II CHAPTER XVITOWARD half-past ten the next day, a few minutes after Rod left for the theater, she was in the bathroom cleaning the coffee machine. There came a knock at the door of the sitting-room bedroom. Into such disorder had her mood of depression worried her nerves that she dropped the coffee machine into the washbowl and jumped as if she were seeing a ghost. Several dire calamities took vague shape in her mind, then the image of Freddie Palmer, smiling sweetly, cruelly. She wavered only a moment, went to the door, and after a brief... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 954

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 13 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 13

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 13
VOLUME II CHAPTER XIIITHE Susan Lenox who left Delancey Street at half past two that afternoon to call upon Robert Brent was not the Susan Lenox who returned to Delancey Street at half-past five. A man is wandering, lost in a cave, is groping this way and that in absolute darkness, with flagging hope and fainting strength--has reached the point where he wonders at his own folly in keeping on moving--is persuading himself that the sensible thing would be to lie down and give up. He sees a gleam of light. Is it a reality? Is it... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 2124

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 12 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 12

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 12
VOLUME II CHAPTER XIIAT three that afternoon she stood in the vestibule of Brent's small house in Park Avenue overlooking the oblong of green between East Thirty-seventh Street and East Thirty-eighth. A most reputable looking Englishman in evening dress opened the door; from her reading and her theater-going she knew that this was a butler. He bowed her in. The entire lower floor was given to an entrance hall, done in plain black walnut, almost lofty of ceiling, and with a grand stairway leading to the upper part of the house. There was a huge fireplace to... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 3296

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 11 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 11

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 11
VOLUME II CHAPTER XISHE fell asleep, her head resting upon her hand, her elbow on the arm of the chair. She awoke with a shiver; she opened her eyes to find him gazing at her. The eyes of both shifted instantly. "Wouldn't you like some whiskey?" she asked. "Thanks," replied he, and his unchanged voice reminded her vividly of his old self, obscured by the beard and by the dissipated look. She took the bottle from its concealment in the locked washstand drawer, poured him out a large drink. When she came back where he could see... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 2402

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 10 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 10

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 10
VOLUME II CHAPTER XSHE was like one who has fallen bleeding and broken into a cave; who after a time gathers himself together and crawls toward a faint and far distant gleam of light; who suddenly sees the light no more and at the same instant lurches forward and down into a deeper chasm. Occasionally sheer exhaustion of nerves made it impossible for her to drink herself again into apathy before the effects of the last doses of the poison had worn off. In these intervals of partial awakening--she never permitted them to lengthen out, as such sensation as she... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1486

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 9 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 9

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 9
VOLUME II CHAPTER IXTHE dash of cold rain drops upon her face and the chill of moisture soaking through her clothing revived her. Throughout the whole range of life, whenever we resist we suffer. As Susan dragged her aching, cold wet body up from that stoop, it seemed to her that each time she resisted the penalty grew heavier. Could she have been more wretched had she remained in that dive? From her first rebellion that drove her out of her uncle's house had she ever bettered herself by resisting? She had gone from bad to... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1096

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 8 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 8

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 8
VOLUME II CHAPTER VIIISHE had thought of escape daily, hourly almost, for nearly five months. She had advanced not an inch toward it; but she never for an instant lost hope. She believed in her destiny, felt with all the strength of her health and vitality that she had not yet found her place in the world, that she would find it, and that it would be high. Now--she was compelled to escape, and this with only seventeen dollars and in the little time that would elapse before Palmer returned to consciousness and started in pursuit, bent upon... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 475

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 7 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 7

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 7
VOLUME II CHAPTER VIIBUT she did not "look out about the booze." Each morning she awoke in a state of depression so horrible that she wondered why she could not bring herself to plan suicide. Why was it? Her marriage? Yes--and she paid it its customary tribute of a shudder. Yes, her marriage had made all things thereafter possible. But what else? Lack of courage? Lack of self-respect? Was it not always assumed that a woman in her position, if she had a grain of decent instinct, would rush eagerly upon death?... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1841

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 6 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 6

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 6
VOLUME II CHAPTER VITHEY went through to Broadway and there stood waiting for a car, each under her own umbrella. "Holy Gee!" cried Susan's new acquaintance. "Ain't this rain a soaker?" It was coming in sheets, bent and torn and driven horizontally by the wind. The umbrella, sheltering the head somewhat, gave a wholly false impression of protection. Both girls were soon sopping wet. But they were more than cheerful about it; the whiskey made them indifferent to external ills as they warmed themselves by its bright fire. At that time a famous and much... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 2675

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 3 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 3

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 3
VOLUME II CHAPTER IIIAT the lunch hour the next day Mary Hinkle knocked at the garret in Clinton Place. Getting no answer, she opened the door. At the table close to the window was Susan in a nightgown, her hair in disorder as if she had begun to arrange it and had stopped halfway. Her eyes turned listlessly in Mary's direction--dull eyes, gray, heavily circled. "You didn't answer, Miss Sackville. So I thought I'd come in and leave a note," explained Mary. Her glance was avoiding Susan's. "Come for the dress and hat?" said Susan.... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1530

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 2 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 2

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 2
VOLUME II CHAPTER IIELLEN, the maid, slept across the hall from Susan, in a closet so dirty that no one could have risked in it any article of clothing with the least pretension to cleanness. It was no better, no worse than the lodgings of more than two hundred thousand New Yorkers. Its one narrow opening, beside the door, gave upon a shaft whose odors were so foul that she kept the window closed, preferring heat like the inside of a steaming pan to the only available "outside air." This in a civilized city where hundreds of dogs... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 2502

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 1 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 1

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 2 - Chapter 1
VOLUME II CHAPTER ISUSAN'S impulse was toward the stage. It had become a definite ambition with her, the stronger because Spenser's jealousy and suspicion had forced her to keep it a secret, to pretend to herself that she had no thought but going on indefinitely as his obedient and devoted mistress. The hardiest and best growths are the growths inward--where they have sun and air from without. She had been at the theater several times every week, and had studied the performances at a point of view very different from that of the audience. It was there... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1466

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 1 - Chapter 25 Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 1 - Chapter 25

Susan Lenox: Her Fall And Rise - Volume 1 - Chapter 25
VOLUME I CHAPTER XXVAT the hotel they had been Mr. and Mrs. Spenser. When they moved, he tried to devise some way round this; but it was necessary that they have his address at the office, and Mrs. Pershall with the glistening old-fashioned false teeth who kept the furnished-room house was not one in whose withered bosom it would be wise to raise a suspicion as to respectability. Only in a strenuously respectable house would he live; in the other sort, what might not untrustworthy Susan be up to? So Mr. and Mrs. Spenser they remained, and the... Long Stories - Post by : robdawg - Date : May 2012 - Author : David Graham Phillips - Read : 1898