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Bernard acknowledged not anything and his better half went on. "Have you not anything to inform me approximately pass over Vivian? " Bernard shortly became around Gordon and smiling a bit. "She's a pleasant creature! " "That will not do—you have attempted that before," acknowledged Gordon. "No," he additional in a second, "that will not do. " Bernard became again to the window, and Gordon persevered, as he remained silent. "I shall have a correct to think about your announcing not anything an evidence of an adverse judgment. you do not like her! " Bernard confronted speedy approximately back, and for an quick the 2 males checked out one another. "Ah, my expensive Gordon," Longueville murmured. "Do you're keen on her then? " requested Wright, getting up. "No! " stated Longueville. "That's simply what i wished to understand, and i'm a lot obliged to you for telling me. " "I am no longer obliged to you for asking me. i used to be in hopes you would not. " "You dislike her greatly then? " Gordon exclaimed, gravely. "Won't disliking her, easily, do? " acknowledged Bernard. "It will do rather well. however it will perform a little larger in the event you will inform me why. provide me a cause or . " "Well," stated Bernard, "I attempted to make like to her and she or he boxed my ears. " "The satan! " cried Gordon. "I suggest morally, you recognize. " Gordon stared; he appeared a bit wondered. "You attempted to make like to her morally? " "She boxed my ears morally," acknowledged Bernard, giggling out. "Why did you are attempting to make like to her? " This inquiry was once made in a tone so expressive of an unbiassed truth-seeking behavior that Bernard's mirth used to be no longer instantly quenched. however, he responded with enough gravity— "To try out her constancy to you. may you've anticipated the rest? You informed me you have been afraid she used to be a latent coquette. You gave me an opportunity, and that i attempted to envision. " "And you chanced on she was once no longer. Is that what you suggest? " "She's as company as a rock. My expensive Gordon, omit Vivian is as company because the firmest of your geological formations. " Gordon shook his head with a wierd optimistic patience. "You are speaking nonsense. you're not critical. you're not telling me the reality. i do not believe that you simply tried to make like to her. you would not have performed the sort of video game as that. It don't have been honorable. " Bernard flushed a bit; he was once aggravated. "Oh come, are not making an excessive amount of of some degree of that! did not you inform me earlier than that it was once a superb opportunity? " "An chance to be wise—not to be silly! " "Ah, there's just one kind of opportunity," cried Bernard. "You exaggerate the achieve of human knowledge. " "Suppose she had allow you to make like to her," stated Gordon. "That might were a stunning results of your test. " "I must have looked as if it would you a rascal, maybe, yet I must have stored you from a latent coquette. you are going to owe a few thank you for that. " "And now you have not kept me," stated Gordon, with an easy air of noting a truth. "You assume—in spite of what I say—that she is a coquette! " "I think whatever since you obviously cover anything. i need the entire fact. " Bernard became again to the window with expanding inflammation.