"Yes, exquisite, it makes one sad."
She remembered all she had been through that day, as she looked at his powerful face.
"Yes," he answered. "It makes one sad."
For a moment she felt that they were in perfect sympathy, as they used to be. Their sadness, born of the dreaming hour, united them.
"Come soon to the island, dear Emile," she said, suddenly and with the impulsiveness that was part of her, forgetting all her jealousy and all her shadowy fears. "I have missed you."
He noticed that she ruled out Vere in that sentence; but the warmth of her voice stirred warmth in him, and he answered:
"In the morning, to lunch, and to spend a long day."
Suddenly she remembered the Marchesino and the sound of his voice when he had spoken of his friend.