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By Vin Packer

On their first evening Carrie were frightened, and Slater had attempted to consider a way to make it more uncomplicated for her, to teach her how high quality and loose it can be. however the second they’d stepped into the cabin, she had undressed, matter-of-factly, a cigarette dangling from her lips. Her physique used to be white and enormously beautiful, and Slater had felt hope engulf him. He had held her, hungrily, and rarely indexed to the single factor she’d acknowledged. ''I don’t imagine I’ll be a lot stable at this.'' She were so cruelly correct. And that, in a manner, was once what had killed her. That, and a gorgeous lady named Jenny.

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He is very frank with me and tells me all sorts of personal things: not only about his life but also about his feelings. He has told' me that the only other person he can talk to freely is his mother but even with her well, he said, with the mother there are certain things one cannot speak as with the friend. " He said she was not intelligent. Also she had not had much education - his mother had not wanted him to marry a very educated girl; she said there was nothing but trouble to be expected from such a quarter.

It is not very restful for me though. I have had to lock up all my papers Olivia's letters and this journal- not because I mind his reading them (I don't think he'd be very interested anyway) but because of the way he ruffled through them and left them scattered about with dirty finger-marks on them. These finger-marks are on everything in my room now. He makes no secret of going through my possessions and taking whatever he needs: in fact, he has explained to me that he doesn't believe in possessions and thinks it is bad for people to be attached to them.

She must have been so when young, though now she is thin and worn and her face, like his, always anxious. He told me that during the first years of her marriage she had been so homesick that she had never stopped crying. "It was very injurious to her health," he said, "especially when she got in family way. Mother and I tried to explain matters to her, how it was necessary for her to eat and be happy, but she did not understand. Naturally her health suffered and the child also was born weak. It was her fault.

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