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1  Selden had never seen her more radiant.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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2  Dear Mr. Selden, that wasn't worthy of you.
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3  Selden was rummaging in a cupboard for the cake.
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4  Selden had turned to reach for a cigarette-box on the mantelpiece.
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5  "You shouldn't dine with her on wash-days," said Selden, cutting the cake.
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6  If Selden had come at Mrs. Dorset's call, it was at her own that he would stay.
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7  "I am glad my street meets with your approval," said Selden as they turned the corner.
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8  But Lily had not rested till she learned from Mrs. Trenor that Selden had come of his own accord.
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9  Suddenly her expression changed from desultory enjoyment to active conjecture, and she turned to Selden with a question.
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10  She was like a water-plant in the flux of the tides, and today the whole current of her mood was carrying her toward Lawrence Selden.
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11  Selden glanced at her with amusement: it was impossible, even with her lovely eyes imploring him, to take a sentimental view of her case.
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12  She turned to give him the welcome which such gallantry deserved; but her greeting wavered into a blush of wonder, for the man who had approached her was Lawrence Selden.
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13  The "points" she had had the presence of mind to glean from Selden, in anticipation of this very contingency, were serving her to such good purpose that she began to think her visit to him had been the luckiest incident of the day.
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14  She sat talking in low murmurs with Selden, and turning a contemptuous and denuded shoulder toward her host, who, far from resenting his exclusion, plunged into the excesses of the MENU with the joyous irresponsibility of a free man.
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15  Mrs. Trenor, as it chanced, had placed the husband and wife on opposite sides of the table, and Lily was therefore able to observe Mrs. Dorset also, and by carrying her glance a few feet farther, to set up a rapid comparison between Lawrence Selden and Mr. Gryce.
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16  Mrs. Trenor, true to her simple principle of making her married friends happy, had placed Selden and Mrs. Dorset next to each other at dinner; but, in obedience to the time-honoured traditions of the match-maker, she had separated Lily and Mr. Gryce, sending in the former with George Dorset, while Mr. Gryce was coupled with Gwen Van Osburgh.
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17  Lily, with the flavour of Selden's caravan tea on her lips, had no great fancy to drown it in the railway brew which seemed such nectar to her companion; but, rightly judging that one of the charms of tea is the fact of drinking it together, she proceeded to give the last touch to Mr. Gryce's enjoyment by smiling at him across her lifted cup.
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