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国际He had Carrie. His furniture was being paid for. He wasmaintaining his position. As for Carrie, the amusements he couldgive her would have to do for the present. He could probablykeep up his pretensions sufficiently long without exposure tomake good, and then all would be well. He failed therein to takeaccount of the frailties of human nature--the difficulties ofmatrimonial life. Carrie was young. With him and with hervarying mental states were common. At any moment the extremes offeeling might be anti-polarised at the dinner table. This oftenhappens in the best regulated families. Little things broughtout on such occasions need great love to obliterate themafterward. Where that is not, both parties count two and two andmake a problem after a while.恒发国际网国际
国际Chapter XXXI国际恒发国际网国际A PET OF GOOD FORTUNE--BROADWAY FLAUNTS ITS JOYS国际国际The effect of the city and his own situation on Hurstwood wasparalleled in the case of Carrie, who accepted the things whichfortune provided with the most genial good-nature. New York,despite her first expression of disapproval, soon interested herexceedingly. Its clear atmosphere, more populous thoroughfares,and peculiar indifference struck her forcibly. She had neverseen such a little flat as hers, and yet it soon enlisted heraffection. The new furniture made an excellent showing, thesideboard which Hurstwood himself arranged gleamed brightly. Thefurniture for each room was appropriate, and in the so-calledparlour, or front room, was installed a piano, because Carriesaid she would like to learn to play. She kept a servant anddeveloped rapidly in household tactics and information. For thefirst time in her life she felt settled, and somewhat justifiedin the eyes of society as she conceived of it. Her thoughts weremerry and innocent enough. For a long while she concernedherself over the arrangement of New York flats, and wondered atten families living in one building and all remaining strange andindifferent to each other. She also marvelled at the whistles ofthe hundreds of vessels in the harbour--the long, low cries ofthe Sound steamers and ferry-boats when fog was on. The merefact that these things spoke from the sea made them wonderful.She looked much at what she could see of the Hudson from her westwindows and of the great city building up rapidly on either hand.It was much to ponder over, and sufficed to entertain her formore than a year without becoming stale.
国际国际For another thing, Hurstwood was exceedingly interesting in hisaffection for her. Troubled as he was, he never exposed hisdifficulties to her. He carried himself with the same self-important air, took his new state with easy familiarity, andrejoiced in Carrie's proclivities and successes. Each evening hearrived promptly to dinner, and found the little dining-room amost inviting spectacle. In a way, the smallness of the roomadded to its luxury. It looked full and replete. The white-covered table was arrayed with pretty dishes and lighted with afour-armed candelabra, each light of which was topped with a redshade. Between Carrie and the girl the steaks and chops came outall right, and canned goods did the rest for a while. Carriestudied the art of making biscuit, and soon reached the stagewhere she could show a plate of light, palatable morsels for herlabour.国际Carrie saw things were wrong with him. He was not so handsomewhen gloomy. The lines at the sides of the eyes were deepened.Naturally dark of skin, gloom made him look slightly sinister.He was quite a disagreeable figure.详情