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Summary of the Book 'A Case Of Conscience':
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-162).
Excerpts from the Book 'A Case Of Conscience':
... absently, as one who had seen it very often before. She was pretty and very young, but her gray serious eyes, the poise of her head, with its rebellious ... ... you and pray in the little quiet church, where I made my first Communion. I will come to the world's end with you but oh, Sebastian, do not ask me, ... ... conjuncture! Marie-Yvonne, he added, more seriously, trust yourself to me, my child! You know, I will never give you up. You know that these months ... ... and when he bent down and kissed her forehead, and then her shy lips, she made no resistance: only, a little tremor ran through her. Presently, ... ... quite at ease. My uncle will be expecting me to supper. She held out her hand, in the English fashion, to Tregellan, and then to Sebastian Murch ... ... deliberation which suggested nervousness with the air of a person reciting a little set speech, learnt imperfectly: and he looked very straight ... ... I did not know how far it had gone, and now I am sorry I did not speak before. He stopped short, as though he expected his friend's subtilty ... ... enough withal, and so, harder to defeat and yet, he was sure, that defeated it must be. He reflected how accidental it had all been: their presence ... ... them. Hard by they heard of the little votive chapel of Saint Bernard at the suggestion of their hostess they set off to visit it. It was built ... ... a winding path, he found him lying on a grass terrace, amidst d'ebris twenty feet lower, cursing his folly, and holding a lamentably sprained ankle, ... ... Will you be good enough to explain your opposition? Do you object to the girl? You have been back a week now, during which you have seen almost ... ... Tregellan threw away the stump of his cigar into the darkling street, with a little gesture of discouragement, of lassitude. She ... ... in the end, divide you. It is not an elastic nature. I have watched it. At least, allow me to know her, put in the artist, a little grimly. ... ... will believe that she has been living in sin some day she will find it out. No damnable secret like that keeps itself for ever: an old newspaper, ... ... the place and the few peasants in their pictorial hats and caps who lingered. Only the two Englishmen sitting, their glasses empty, and their smoking ... ... true, it's not true, he cried aloud, but a moment later knew himself for a self-deceiver all along. Never had self-consciousness been more sudden, ... ... I have not been near her I am afraid. Tell me what you mean to do? Tregellan rose, shrugged his shoulders, pointed to his valise. ... ... you should have known me better than that. God knows I meant nothing shameful, only the best the least misery for you and her. ... ... Tregellan! How could I ever tell her! Inside, Tregellan shrugged his shoulders: not impatiently, or angrily, but in sheer impotence as one ... ... efforts of Duane's wizard feline adventurers to save the day. It... >>read more<