“«He liked me too much,» she presently declared.
«That's a way we all have.»
«If I believed that I should be very unhappy. Fortunately I don't believe it. I want to be treated with justice; I want nothing but that.»
«Very good. But you must remember that justice to a lovely being is after all a florid sort of sentiment.»
«I'm not a lovely being. How can you say that, at the very moment when I'm asking such odious questions? I must seem to you delicate!»
«You seem to me troubled,» said Ralph.
«I am troubled.»”