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The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 6. Renewal The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 6. Renewal

The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 6. Renewal
PART IV. RECONCILIATION CHAPTER VI. RENEWALIn that strange spiritual death--which was still death though the members of her body lived--Laura seemed to lose gradually all personal connection with the events through which she had passed; and when after three months she turned again to look back upon them, she found that they stood out, clear, detached, and remote as the incidents of history. She was not only dead herself, but the whole world about her showed to her in a curious aspect of unreality, as if a thin veil obscured it, and there were moments when even Adams and Gerty seemed... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 842

The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 5. Between Laura And Gerty The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 5. Between Laura And Gerty

The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 5. Between Laura And Gerty
PART IV. RECONCILIATION CHAPTER V. BETWEEN LAURA AND GERTYDid he possess the strength as well as the love that she needed? Adams asked himself a little later as he walked back under the stars. He saw her as he had just left her--wan, despairing; so bloodless that the light seemed shining through her features, and then he remembered the radiant smile which she had lost, the glorious womanhood obscured now by humiliation. An assurance, in which there was almost exultation, flooded his thoughts, and he was aware that the passion he felt for her had been suddenly strengthened by an emotion... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 3032

The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 4. Shows That True Love Is True Service The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 4. Shows That True Love Is True Service

The Wheel Of Life - Part 4. Reconciliation - Chapter 4. Shows That True Love Is True Service
PART IV. RECONCILIATION CHAPTER IV. SHOWS THAT TRUE LOVE IS TRUE SERVICEOn the evening of the day upon which Laura was to have been married, Adams went, as usual, into his study and lit the green lamp upon his desk; but his mind was so filled with the mystery of her absence that even the pretence of distraction became unendurable. Since the news of her broken engagement and her flight had reached him, he had spent three days in a fruitless, though still hopeful, search for her; and the nights when he was forced to relax his efforts were filled with... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 2219

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 10. The End Of The Path The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 10. The End Of The Path

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 10. The End Of The Path
PART III. DISENCHANTMENT CHAPTER X. THE END OF THE PATHHaving decided that Laura was to be married on the nineteenth of December, Mrs. Payne had gathered not only the invitations, but the entire trousseau into the house three weeks before the date upon which she had fixed. Laura, who had at first entered enthusiastically into the question of clothes, had shown during the last fortnight an indifference which was almost an open avoidance of the subject; and the lively old lady was forced to conduct an unsupported campaign against dressmakers and milliners. "It's fortunate, to put it mildly, my dear, that... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 3240

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 9. Of The Fear In Love The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 9. Of The Fear In Love

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 9. Of The Fear In Love
PART III. DISENCHANTMENT CHAPTER IX. OF THE FEAR IN LOVEWhen Laura reached the sidewalk she was seized by one of those reactions of feeling which are possible only in periods of unnatural and overstrained excitement. "I would rather you didn't come with me now," she said, "I've promised Gerty to go to her this afternoon, and I'd honestly rather go alone." "But I've seen nothing of you at all," he urged, "put Gerty aside--she won't mind. If she does, tell her I made you do it." She shook her head, shrinking slightly away from him in the street. "It isn't that,... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 2243

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 8. Shows That Love Without Wisdom Is Folly The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 8. Shows That Love Without Wisdom Is Folly

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 8. Shows That Love Without Wisdom Is Folly
PART III. DISENCHANTMENT CHAPTER VIII. SHOWS THAT LOVE WITHOUT WISDOM IS FOLLYThe odd part was, he admitted next morning as he sat at breakfast, that from first to last he had not found one moment's pleasure in the society of Madame Alta. Pleasure in a suitable quantity he was inclined to regard as sufficient excuse for the most serious indiscretion; but in this case the temptation to which he had yielded appeared to him, by the light of day, to be entirely out of proportion to any actual enjoyment he had experienced. An impulse which was neither vanity nor daring, but... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 3266

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 7. In Which Kemper Is Puzzled The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 7. In Which Kemper Is Puzzled

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 7. In Which Kemper Is Puzzled
PART III. DISENCHANTMENT CHAPTER VII. IN WHICH KEMPER IS PUZZLEDLate in October Kemper went South for a couple of weeks shooting; and It was not until the first day of November that he parted from his companions of the trip and returned to New York. He had enjoyed every minute of his absence--until the last few days when the strangeness appeared, somehow, to have worn from his out-door life--and as he drove now, on the bright autumn afternoon, from the station to his rooms, he was agreeably aware that he had never felt physically or mentally in better shape. After a... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 2911

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 6. The Feet Of The God The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 6. The Feet Of The God

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 6. The Feet Of The God
PART III. DISENCHANTMENT CHAPTER VI. THE FEET OF THE GODWhen Kemper, in an emotional moment, had declared that he would give up his trip to Europe, he had expected that Laura would see in the sacrifice a convincing proof of the stability of his affection; but, to his surprise, she had accepted the suggestion as a shade too much in the natural order of events. Europe, empty of his presence, would have been in her eyes a desert; and that any grouping of mountains or arrangement of buildings could offer the slightest temptation beside the promised month in the Adirondacks appeared... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 904

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 5. Treats Of The Poverty Of Riches The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 5. Treats Of The Poverty Of Riches

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 5. Treats Of The Poverty Of Riches
PART III. DISENCHANTMENT CHAPTER V. TREATS OF THE POVERTY OF RICHESOn the morning of Connie's death, Gerty, dropping in shortly before luncheon, brought the news to Laura. "Do you know for once in my life my social instinct has failed me," she confessed in her first breath, "I am perfectly at a loss as to how the situation should be met. Ought one to ignore her death or ought one not to?" "Do you mean," asked Laura, "that you can't decide whether to write to him or not?" "Of course that's a part of it, but, the main thing is to... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 1998

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 4. Adams Watches In The Night And Sees The Dawn The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 4. Adams Watches In The Night And Sees The Dawn

The Wheel Of Life - Part 3. Disenchantment - Chapter 4. Adams Watches In The Night And Sees The Dawn
PART III. DISENCHANTMENT CHAPTER IV. ADAMS WATCHES IN THE NIGHT AND SEES THE DAWNFor a week after her home-coming Connie lay ill and almost unconscious in her chamber. Since her first wild outburst on the night of her return she had allowed no hint of remorse or gratitude to break through the obstinate silence upon her lips; and the impression she gave Adams, on his occasional visits to her room, was of a soul and body too exhausted for even the slightest emotional activity. She had made of her life what her desire prompted; and she seemed to suggest now, lying... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 1407

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 11. On The Wings Of Life The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 11. On The Wings Of Life

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 11. On The Wings Of Life
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER XI. ON THE WINGS OF LIFEIt was on the morning after Gerty's conversation with Adams that Laura carried the news of her engagement to Uncle Percival. "I've something really interesting for you this morning," she began, taking his withered little hand in hers as she sat down on the high footstool before his chair. His wandering blue eyes fixed her for a moment, then, turning restlessly, travelled to his flute which lay silent on the table on his elbow. "Ah, but I'm ahead of you for once," he remarked with his amiable toothless smile, "there's a new... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 2390

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 10. In Which Adams Comes Into His Inheritance The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 10. In Which Adams Comes Into His Inheritance

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 10. In Which Adams Comes Into His Inheritance
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER X. IN WHICH ADAMS COMES INTO HIS INHERITANCEFive minutes had hardly passed after Laura was alone before the servant brought up the name of Roger Adams, and an instant later he was holding her hand in his cordial grasp. At his appearance she had for a moment a sense of the returning reality of things--the vigour of his hand clasp, the strong, kindly look of his face, the winning, protective tenderness of his smile, these gave her an impression of belonging to the permanent instead of to the merely evanescent part of life. When he sat down... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 1447

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 9. The Triumph Of The Ego The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 9. The Triumph Of The Ego

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 9. The Triumph Of The Ego
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER IX. THE TRIUMPH OF THE EGOHe came punctually at three o'clock on the following afternoon, and even as he entered the room, she was conscious of a slight disappointment because, in some perfectly indefinable way, he was different from what she had hoped that he would be. "This is the first peaceful moment I have had for twenty-four hours," he remarked, as he flung himself into a chair before the small wood fire; "a man I knew was inconsiderate enough to die and make me the guardian of his son, and I've had to overhaul the chap's... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 1054

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 8. 'The Small Old Path' The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 8. "The Small Old Path"

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 8. 'The Small Old Path'
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER VIII. "THE SMALL OLD PATH""Her letters of course gave her away," observed Gerty thoughtfully, as she smoothed her long glove over her arm and looked at Laura with the brilliant cynicism which belonged to her conspicuous loveliness, "Arnold says it is always the woman's letters, and I'm sure he ought to know." "Why ought he to know?" asked Laura, turning with an impatient movement from the desk at which she sat. Her gaze hung on the soft white creases of kid that encircled Gerty's arm, but there was an abstraction in her look which put her friend... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 1327

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 7. In Which Failure Is Crowned By Failure The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 7. In Which Failure Is Crowned By Failure

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 7. In Which Failure Is Crowned By Failure
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER VII. IN WHICH FAILURE IS CROWNED BY FAILUREAt one o'clock, when Adams left his office to go home to luncheon--a custom which he had not allowed himself to neglect since Connie's illness--he found Mr. Wilberforce just about to enter the building from the front on Union Square. "Ah, I've caught you as I meant to," exclaimed the older man, with the cordial enthusiasm which Adams had always found so delightful. "It's been so long a time since I had a talk with you that I hope you'll come out somewhere to lunch?" "I only wish I could... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 2189

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 6. The Finer Vision The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 6. The Finer Vision

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 6. The Finer Vision
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER VI. THE FINER VISIONSo far as Connie was concerned the trip South had been, to all outward appearance at least, entirely successful. Adams had watched her bloom back into something of her girlish prettiness, and day by day, in the quiet little Florida village to which they had gone, the lines of nervous exhaustion had faded slowly from her face. For the first two weeks she had been content to lie motionless in the balmy air beneath the pines, while she had yielded herself to the silence with a resignation almost pathetic in its childish helplessness. But... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 1834

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 5. Shows The Dangers... The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 5. Shows The Dangers...

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 5. Shows The Dangers...
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER V. SHOWS THE DANGERS AS WELL AS THE PLEASURES OF THE CHASEWhen Kemper looked at his watch on Laura's steps, he found that he had time only to pay a promised call on Gerty Bridewell before he must hurry home to get into his dinner clothes. In his pocket, carelessly thrust there as he left his rooms, was a note from Gerty begging him to drop in upon her for a bit of twilight gossip; and though the request was made with her accustomed lightness, he knew instinctively that she had sought him less for diversion than... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 582

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 1. Of Pleasure As The Chief End Of Man The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 1. Of Pleasure As The Chief End Of Man

The Wheel Of Life - Part 2. Illusion - Chapter 1. Of Pleasure As The Chief End Of Man
PART II. ILLUSION CHAPTER I. OF PLEASURE AS THE CHIEF END OF MANOn the morning after his meeting with Adams, Arnold Kemper awoke at three minutes of nine o'clock, and lay for exactly the three minutes that were needed to make up the hour watching the hand as it moved on the face of the bronze clock upon his mantel. The clock, like everything in his rooms, was costly, a little ornate, and suggestive of an owner whose intention aimed frankly at the original. Lying in his large mahogany bedstead, with his body outstretched between soft yet crisply ironed linen sheets,... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 2461

The Wheel Of Life - Part 1. Impulse - Chapter 11. In Which A Lie Is The Better Part Of Truth The Wheel Of Life - Part 1. Impulse - Chapter 11. In Which A Lie Is The Better Part Of Truth

The Wheel Of Life - Part 1. Impulse - Chapter 11. In Which A Lie Is The Better Part Of Truth
PART I. IMPULSE CHAPTER XI. IN WHICH A LIE IS THE BETTER PART OF TRUTHAt breakfast Connie did not appear--she had seemed to be asleep when he went into his dressing-room--and it was not until one o'clock that he had a chance to speak to her again. Luncheon was already on the table when he entered the dining-room, and Connie, in a green velvet gown and a little green velvet hat ornamented by a twinkling aigrette, was standing by the window looking out restlessly at the falling snow. As he came in she went over to the table and began making... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 920

The Wheel Of Life - Part 1. Impulse - Chapter 10. Shows The Hero To Be Lacking In Heroic Qualities The Wheel Of Life - Part 1. Impulse - Chapter 10. Shows The Hero To Be Lacking In Heroic Qualities

The Wheel Of Life - Part 1. Impulse - Chapter 10. Shows The Hero To Be Lacking In Heroic Qualities
PART I. IMPULSE CHAPTER X. SHOWS THE HERO TO BE LACKING IN HEROIC QUALITIESWhen he had parted from Laura Adams walked down Fifth Avenue to Thirty-fifth Street and then turned east in the direction of his own house. He found upon entering that Connie, as usual, was dining out, and after he had eaten his poorly served dinner alone in the dining-room, he went upstairs with the intention of slipping into his smoking jacket and returning to his study for a peaceful smoke. The electric lights were blazing in Connie's bedroom, and when he went in to extinguish them, moved by... Long Stories - Post by : Teresa - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 1521