Caesar's Wife

Caesar's Wife

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Excerpt: ...Violet. And if I can't persuade him? Christina. Then you must put it to Ronny. Violet. I? Christina. You see, if he refused the appointment and left Egypt, then I'm convinced Arthur would accept Henry. Violet. Why should I put it to Ronny? Christina. Pleasantly. You've been so very friendly, haven't you? If you suggested to him that . he's standing in Henry's way. Violet. I should have thought it was for Anne to do that. Christina. How simple-minded you are! A man will often do for a pretty woman what he won't do for his sister. Violet. You want me to make him go? Christina. Don't you think yourself that would be the very best thing . for all parties? Violet and Christina look steadily at one another. Violet sinks her eyes. She knows that Christina is aware of her love. She is terrified. Ronald comes in. He is in the highest spirits. Ronny. I've been sent to have a cup of tea. Sir Arthur is coming along in a minute. I've got some news. I'm staying in Egypt. Isn't it splendid? Violet gives a little gasp. Violet. Is it settled then? Ronny. Did you know? I thought it would be a surprise. Violet. No. I've just heard. Ronny. Isn't it magnificent? Christina. You're very changeable. It's only a few months ago that you were constantly telling Henry you'd had enough of the country. Ronny. Never. I love it. I should like to stay here all my life. Christina. Fancy that! Ronny. Addressing himself to Violet . It would be madness to leave a place where you're so happy, wouldn't it? I feel so intensely alive here. It's a wonderful country. One lives every minute of the day. Christina. You're so enthusiastic. One would almost think you'd fallen in love. Violet. Ronny is naturally enthusiastic. Ronny. To Christina . And why shouldn't I have fallen in love? Christina. Won't you tell us who with? Ronny. With a chuckle. I was only joking. Isn't it enough to have a splendid job in a country where there's so much hope? Sir Arthur has given me a marvellous opportunity....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236705157
  • 9781236705150