ckly,' she said. 'I'm getting more used to London now, and I'm afraid of it. It is just a great big machine, and there's no control over it. There are times when I want to take you away from it.'
'You gave me no peace until we came here.'
'Yes. But I didn't want to begin at the top. I wanted to come over and live as we lived in Paris.'
'Impossible. What is freedom in Paris is poverty in London.'
'But all your time goes in writing to the papers and sitting on committees. You aren't doing any work.'
'I've worked in exile for ten years. I can carry on with that for a year at least.'
'Very well. Only don't stop believing in yourself.'
'I could never do that.'
'I think it would be very easy for you to begin believing in what the papers said about you.'
'You're too young, my dear. You see things too clearly.'
They were now in the furnished house found for them by Mr Clott, a most respectable house in an unimpeachable neighbourhood: an old house r