“her friend asked with no sign of wincing.
«You'll have obliged me greatly.»
«And what will be my reward?»
«Do you need a reward for an act of generosity?»
«Yes, when it involves a great sacrifice.» «There's no generosity without some sacrifice.
Men don't understand such things. If you make the sacrifice you'll have all my admiration.»
«I don't care a cent for your admiration—not one straw, with nothing to show for it. When will you marry me?”