1 That's what the woman we had in to wash him said.
2 A woman came running down the front steps and coughed.
3 At the corner of Hume Street a young woman was standing.
4 She was a woman who was quite able to keep things to herself: a determined woman.
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5 He approached the young woman and, without saluting, began at once to converse with her.
6 They talked for a few moments and then the young woman went down the steps into the area of a house.
7 She was an old garrulous woman, a pawnbroker's widow, who collected used stamps for some pious purpose.
8 I pretended to pray but I could not gather my thoughts because the old woman's mutterings distracted me.
9 They were walking quickly, the young woman taking quick short steps, while Corley kept beside her with his long stride.
10 My aunt went in and the old woman, seeing that I hesitated to enter, began to beckon to me again repeatedly with her hand.
11 He leaned against the lamp-post and kept his gaze fixed on the part from which he expected to see Corley and the young woman return.
12 As he approached Hume Street corner he found the air heavily scented and his eyes made a swift anxious scrutiny of the young woman's appearance.
13 All the work we had, she and me, getting in the woman to wash him and then laying him out and then the coffin and then arranging about the Mass in the chapel.
14 He took them as a warning and, glancing back towards the house which the young woman had entered to see that he was not observed, he ran eagerly across the road.
15 As he walked on slowly, timing his pace to theirs, he watched Corley's head which turned at every moment towards the young woman's face like a big ball revolving on a pivot.
16 In his imagination he beheld the pair of lovers walking along some dark road; he heard Corley's voice in deep energetic gallantries and saw again the leer of the young woman's mouth.
17 The old woman pointed upwards interrogatively and, on my aunt's nodding, proceeded to toil up the narrow staircase before us, her bowed head being scarcely above the level of the banister-rail.
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