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It was not the first time death had visited Reuben, but it was the first time death had touched him. His father's death, his mother's, George's, Albert's, had all somehow seemed much more distant than this very distant death in Africa. Even Naomi's had not impressed him so much with sorrow for her loss as sorrow for the inadequacy of her life.?
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She became inexpressibly dear to him during those meetings. Her timidity and innocence charmed him so completely that he preserved them longer than he had at first felt inclined to do. His vanity was tickled to think that though she was past thirty he was the first man who had kissed her. She was not bad-looking, either, with her straight black brows and huge eyes鈥攊n spite of toil she did not look her years, and during the weeks of his courtship she seemed to grow younger and prettier, she grew daintier. Yet she largely retained the qualities that had first attracted him, her admiration for him was unbounded and guilelessly expressed鈥攕he would listen in tender reverence to his yarns, and received his caresses with a humble gratitude that went straight to his heart..
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Naomi always took advantage of these returns to docility, but later that evening in the dairy, she suddenly swung round on Mrs. Backfield and exclaimed petulently:
"I didn't know. This is the first I've heard of it. Anyhow, you surely don't mean to say you married me for my money."
"Can I help you, dear?" asked Mrs. Backfield as she passed her chair. But Naomi wanted to be alone.
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21 August, 2019 - 13:08
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