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AMORY, SON OF BEATRICE
SPIRES AND GARGOYLES
THE EGOTIST CONSIDERS
NARCISSUS OFF DUTY
THE DEBUTANTE
EXPERIMENTS IN CONVALESCENCE
YOUNG IRONY
THE SUPERCILIOUS SACRIFICE
THE EGOTIST BECOMES A PERSONAGE

at himself in the mirror, trying to find in his own face the qualities 

that made him see clearer than the great crowd of people, that made him 

decide firmly, and able to influence and follow his own will. There was 

little in his life now that he would have changed. ... Oxford might have 

been a bigger field. 

 

Silently he admired himself. How conveniently well he looked, and how 

well a dinner coat became him. He stepped into the hall and then 

waited at the top of the stairs, for he heard footsteps coming. It was 

Isabelle, and from the top of her shining hair to her little golden 

slippers she had never seemed so beautiful. 

 

"Isabelle!" he cried, half involuntarily, and held out his arms. As in 

the story-books, she ran into them, and on that half-minute, as their 

lips first touched, rested the high point of vanity, the crest of his 

young egotism. 


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