Bliss and Other Stories
Two days after came a long, charming letter from him, written in French that was a shade too French, but saying how he missed me and counted on our friendship, on keeping in touch.
I read it standing in front of the (unpaid for) wardrobe mirror. It was early morning. I wore a blue kimono embroidered with white birds and my hair was still wet; it lay on my forehead, wet and gleaming.
" Portrait of Madame Butterfly," said I, " on hearing of the arrival of ce cher Pinkerton."page 91
According to the books I should have felt immensely relieved and delighted. " . . . Going over to the window he drew apart the curtains and looked out at the Paris trees, just breaking into buds and green. . . . Dick ! Dick ! My English friend ! "
I didn't. I merely felt a little sick. Having been up for my first ride in an aeroplane I didn't want to go up again, just now.