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"Then will you marry me, Lina?"

"Never! I love you too much for that. But we'11 stay together, won't we, for years and years and years?"

He came across to her, put his arms around her, kissed her mouth and buried his face in the darkness of her hair.

Why, the curious have often wanted to know, did Varsovina never dance in Russia? The answer is that on an April evening, for the sake of love, she refused an engagement that would have made her fortune. In St. Petersburg, knowing nothing of these matters, they never forgave her. She was not invited there again.

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