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26. CHAPTER XXVI: THE AYLMER PARK HASHED CHICKEN COMES TO AN END (continued)
'What is all this, Clara?' said Captain Aylmer, at once.
'Simply this that your mother has insulted me most wantonly.'
'She says that it is you who have been uncourteous to her.'
'Be it so you can of course believe whichever you please, and it is desirable, no doubt, that you should prefer to believe your mother.'
'But I do not wish there to be any quarrel.'
'But there is a quarrel, Captain Aylmer, and I must leave your father's house. I cannot stay here after what has taken place. Your mother told me I cannot tell you what she told me, but she made against me just those accusations which she knew it would be the hardest for me to bear.'
'I'm sure you have mistaken her.'
'No; I have not mistaken her.'
'And where do you propose to go?'
'To Mrs Askerton.'
'I have written to Mrs Askerton to ask her to receive me for awhile. Indeed, I may almost say that I had no other choice.'
'If you go there, Clara, there will be an end to everything.'
'And there must be an end of what you call everything, Captain Aylmer,' said she, smiling. 'It cannot be for your good to bring into your family a wife of whom your mother would think so badly as she thinks of me.'
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