LAU GHING TORSO CHAPTER X THE SOUTH OF FRANCE THE Pole asked me if I would go to the South of France, but, he said, " We must get married first,55 I had to confess that I already had a husband. After thinking for a time he decided that it really did not matter very much. It had never occurred to me that it did. I had to pretend that it was a sacrifice on my part. The same dealer, who had been in- duced to give Modigliani money, bought my Pole's pictures from time to time. We went to see him and his wife. I felt like a jeune fille with her fianci. They were pleased and congratulated us both. The dealer bought some of his pictures and gave him some money. I sold some drawings for a few hundred francs, very much less than the money that he had and we took a third-class train for the South. I did not ask where, we were going to, as I was so thrilled with the idea of going South that I did not mind. Two South Americans came with us, too. One of them was going to Gollioure to stay with Foujita and his wife. The train was very uncom- fortable. The seats were made of strips of wood which, when one tried to lie on them, made holes in one's body. We slept uncomfortably and I leant against my Pole, who put his arm affectionately round my waist. When we started from Paris it was cold and pouring -with rain; as we got further South it got warmer and warmer. The South Americans and the Pole spoke Spanish. My Pole had lived for five years in Spain and spoke Spanish like :^v-''x'V;;."'-': : •"/-. -138 " ..' ;••••-: • '• •.'"-.:•'