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Four Meetings

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Author: Henry James
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,067 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,197
Added to site: 2007.06.09
mnybks.net#: 17277
Genre: Short Story

I saw her only four times, but I remember them vividly; she made an impression upon me. I thought her very pretty and very interesting,—a charming specimen of a type. I am very sorry to hear of her death; and yet, when I think of it, why should I be sorry? The last time I saw her she was certainly not—But I will describe all our meetings in order.

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ced him, and, still timidly smiling, she made no attempt whatever to pretend that she had. I stayed with her at the café door, and he went back to the hotel and to his wife. I said to Miss Spencer that this meeting of ours in the first hour of her landing was really very strange, but that I was delighted to be there and receive her first impressions.

"Oh, I can't tell you," she said; "I feel as if I were in a dream. I have been sitting here for an hour, and I don't want to move. Everything is so picturesque. I don't know whether the coffee has intoxicated me; it 's so delicious."

"Really," said I, "if you are so pleased with this poor prosaic Havre, you will have no admiration left for better things. Don't spend your admiration all the first day; remember it's your intellectual letter of credit. Remember all the beautiful places and things that are waiting for you; remember that lovely Italy!"

"I 'm not afraid of running short," she said gayly, still looking at the opposit

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.11.19
Aman
*****

A heart touching story and in the manner of Henry James...

His vocabulary, is as PICTURESQUE as his stories. Incredible Man!


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