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11. CHAPTER XI: MISS AMEDROZ IS TOO CANDID BY HALE (continued)
Then there was a longer silence, and Clara's heart was almost in rebellion even on this, the first day of her engagement. But she quelled her high spirit, and said no further word about Lady Aylmer. Nor did she speak again till she had enabled herself to smile as she spoke.
'Well, Fred,' she said, putting her hand upon his arm, 'I'll do my best, and woman can do no more. And now I'll say good-night, for I must pack for tomorrow's journey before I go to bed.' Then he kissed her with a cold, chilling kiss and she left him for the night.
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